Common Houseleek

the tough and wild original with large green, purple-tipped, rosettes

sempervivum tectorum
aka Roof houseleek, Jupiter’s beard
  • evergreen perennial succulent
  • the tough wild species
  • rosette forming
  • glaucous green leaves tipped red
  • readily offsets
  • red-purple flowers in summer

H 10cm

full sun


Notes: Purchased April 2021 from Succulents by post to revitalize the succulent potted garden

Info: S.tectorum (Latin ‘roof’) refers to ancient custom of being planted on house roofs as protection against lightning