If you're on the lookout for an extraordinary, drought-resistant addition to your plant collection, look no further than the Rolling Hen and Chicks. This fascinating plant is a surefire conversation starter with its unique rosette-shaped leaves that have a nifty trick up their sleeve—they roll when touched!
Sempervivum globiferum subs. allionii hail from the mountainous regions of Europe and belong to the Sempervivum genus, which boasts over 40 succulent plant species. The name "Sempervivum" itself carries meaning, as it translates to "always alive" in Latin—a testament to the plant's incredible resilience in the face of challenging weather conditions. These hardy beauties are true survivors, withstanding droughts and toughing them out without water for extended periods. Additionally, they have built-in pest and disease resistance, making them a perfect choice for novice gardeners. You'll often spot them in rock gardens or adorning the ground as a delightful cover in gardens with well-draining soil.