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by Peg
(Woodbridge VA U.S.)


Curled Sempervivum


The bottom leaves have curled under. I removed it from the dirt to dry and am wondering if the bottom leaves will recover or should they be removed from the crown and that will be the new planting.
Thank you for any advice!

Comments for Curling sempervivum leaves

May 06, 2021
Fairly Typical
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

This typically happens in the spring, when the ground is over saturated from too much rain. The best thing to do is… NOTHING! They’ll recover in time, as the soil dries out. If you were going to propagate the plant anyway, that’s fine to do, but not necessary. If you see this a lot, maybe think about adding some pumice or lava rock to your soil in the area you have the Semps, to give better drainage.
More on ‘droopy drawers’ Sempervivum here.