Sources: Avant Gardens, Monrovia, High Country Gardens, Mountain Crest Gardens

Hens & chicks practically sell themselves, with their cuteness factor of 10, and fascinating shapes and textures. Throw in one with arachnoid in the name, and aptly so – it’s covered in cobweb-like filaments – and you’ve got the makings of a plant that will fascinate consumers.

Imagine the tags and POP that could accompany a cobweb hens & chicks. Although you could readily sell this to retailers for spring and summer sales, you could also market this for fall thanks to the plant’s gothic, Halloween-esque qualities.

Succulents continue to make the trend lists, and sales remain strong. Consider adding this species to your mix and have some fun on the marketing side.

Why grow Sempervivum arachnoideum?

  • Drought tolerant and cold/heat tolerant
  • Opportunities for clever marketing and POP
  • Fantastic foliage