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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Sempervivum arachnoideum.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Sempervivum arachnoideum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are emollient, haemostatic, ophthalmic and sedative[1]. The crushed plant, or its juice, is applied externally to boils, wounds etc and is also used to stop nose bleeds[1]. The slightly warmed juice has been used to relieve ear inflammations and toothaches can be relieved by chewing on the leaves[1]. When macerated and infused in vinegar, the plant can be used to get rid of warts and corns[1]. The leaves are harvested in the summer and are best used when fresh since they are difficult to dry properly[1]. The leaf pulp is used to make a cooling face mask for reddened or sunburnt skin[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in early spring in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 10°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have made sufficient growth, otherwise grow them on for a further year in pots before planting them out[K].

Division of offsets in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Plants can also be divided in September but these divisions should be overwintered in a greenhouse.

Stem cuttings.

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Cultivation

Prefers a well-drained gritty soil in full sun[2]. Succeeds in any sandy soil, doing well in very little soil in rock crevices, walls, paths etc so long as there is sufficient humus[3][2]. Prefers growing on acid rocks, though it also succeeds on calcareous ones[4]. Established plants are drought tolerant[2]. Strongly dislikes winter wet[2]. Plants are not very tolerant of weed competition[K].

Polymorphic, this species is split into a number of sub-species by some botanists[2]. Individual rosettes die after flowering, but produce a number of offsets that continue to grow[5].

Hybridizes with a number of other members of this genus[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Sempervivum arachnoideum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Sempervivum arachnoideum
Genus
Sempervivum
Family
Crassulaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.6 Chiej. R. Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants. MacDonald ISBN 0-356-10541-5 (1984-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  4. ? Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
  5. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)

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