Sempervivum globiferum: How to Grow and Care for Sempervivum globiferum

Sempervivum globiferum Sempervivum globiferum

Scientific name: Sempervivum globiferum

Common name: Sempervivum globiferum

These small, lime-green Succulents are often called “rollers.” The “chicks” of these Succulents form on long stems around the rosette, and then break off and “roll” to the ground to grow roots. The edges of the leaves turn red when stressed.

This plant is monocarpic, meaning it will die after it blooms. White flowers will appear when it does bloom.

Quick Look at Sempervivum globiferum

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) wide
  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20° F | -29° C)
  • Cold hardy
  • Propagation byoffsets
  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets
  • Winter dormant

General Care for Sempervivum globiferum

It is very cold hardy and perfect for outdoor growers. It works well in container gardens.


There are watering needs for a plant. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

It is cold hardy and can survive very cold winter temperatures. It does well in both full and partial sun. There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Sempervivum globiferum

It is very cold hardy and perfect for outdoor growers. It’s propagation is from offsets.


The plant will produce small offsets. To remove the offsets from the main stem, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for a couple of days before laying on the soil.


  1. Sempervivum globiferum (Sempervivum globiferum) – Wikipedia

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