Sempervivum heuffelii: How to Grow and Care for Lemon Sky

Sempervivum heuffelii Lemon Sky

Scientific name: Sempervivum heuffelii

Common name: Lemon Sky

A small yellow rosette is formed by a cold-hardy Succulent. It can take several years before it blooms. When it does, look for yellow flowers.

Quick Look at Sempervivum heuffelii

  • Partial sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Rosette grows up to 3 in (7.6 cm) tall
    Rosette grows up to 4″ (10 cm) wide
  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30°F | -34.4°C)
  • Cold hardy
  • Propagation by division
  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets
  • Winter Dormant

General Care for Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky’

TheLemon Sky is a great addition to rock and container gardens. It grows well on green roofs.


Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky’ has typical watering needs for a plant. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. It can be more difficult to find water than other Sempervivums. When unsure, under water to avoid root rot. It’s important to plant in well-draining soil.

Where to Plant

It will do well in the winter under a blanket of snow. It thrives in partial sun to partial shade.

How to Propagate Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky’

Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky’ is easy to propagation, but is done a little differently than other Sempervivums.

Using a sterile knife or sharp pair of scissors, separate clumps to be grown from the main plant cluster. If you can, you’ll want to get some of the roots with the stem. This will help the plant root.

After several days of callousing, replant in either the ground or well-draining succulent soil.


It will not come true from seed.


  1. Sempervivum heuffelii (Lemon Sky) – Wikipedia

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