The Common Houseleek is a testament to nature's artistry – with its rosette-like structure and unique ability to thrive in various conditions, this succulent would be a great indoor and outdoor companion.
The Common Houseleek, also known as Sempervivum tectorum, is a succulent plant that can withstand harsh conditions. It's found in Southern Europe's mountainous regions and has a unique rosette growth pattern with fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves that form a tight circle, sometimes turning reddish or purplish. It's not very big, only reaching around 4-8 inches (10-20 cm), but it looks great on rocky outcrops and cliffs. The plant reproduces through small offsets emerging around the base of the mature rosette, creating a cluster of rosettes that resemble a mother hen surrounded by her chicks.