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SempervivumSempervivum is also known as Houseleek. The hardy kinds are well known, and may often be seen growing on the roofs of cottages and on walls. They make good rock-work plants, and are easily increased by off-sets.

The more tender kinds of Sempervivum are suitable for the greenhouse. These should be planted in sandy loam and old brick rubbish. They require but very little water; more may be given when they are in flower. Cuttings, after being laid aside for a day or two to dry, will soon make root.

The height of the Sempervivum is about six inches.