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We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
Sempervivum arachnoideum are native to higher altitudes in Europe. They form rosettes to 3" in diameter with pale green leaves with hairy margins. Often the rosette is obscured with a dense white "cobweb" appearance. Flowers are star-shaped and pink. In the past, Sempervivums were planted on roofs in Europe and it was believed that Semperivivums had the ability to protect the house from lightning strikes or other attacks. Plant Sempervivum in rock or dish gardens or even strawberry pots. They are one of the few succulents that will grow in colder climates. I sent a tray to upstate New York and was happy to find out they all survived winter 2009. They like filtered light with lots of airflow. Prefers shade during summer dormancy. Water thoroughly when soil dries out. Although very cold tolerant, best to provide frost protection to prevent possible scarring.