Hairy Balls

Sempervivium 'Hairy Balls'

$ 12.50

Despite it’s seemingly obscene name, Hairy Balls is a very cute variety of the Hen and Chicks family, the Semperviviums.

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Common Names: Sempervivium ‘Hairy Balls’, Hen and Chicks, Houseleek, Live Forever.

Description: A small perennial succulent that develop fine furry hairs, creating a ‘hairy ball’ of dense round rosettes. The leaves of this sempervivium are an unusual murky grey-green colour with contrasting cream coloured fur. Depending on the age and the amount of sun this succulent receives, colours will deepen to a more darker and burgundy tone. Typical to semperviviums, this succulent produces off set pups from the base and mature plants form wide spread low and compact clusters.

Flowers: Mature Semperviviums are known to create the notorious ‘death blooms’, where a giant flower stalk develops and the whole rosette turns into one spectacular bloom. Although, the death bloom is just the beginning, once the flowers are spent, the succulent will produce many many off set pups.

Size: Clumps reaching 15cm tall.

Growing Season: Winter

Origin: Hybrid of unknown origins.

Positioning: Full sun to part shade. The more sun this specimen receives, the more deeper the colouration will become.

Care Instructions: Easy to grow, it’s nevertheless important not to over water and create waterlogged roots. Plant in a well draining position, and allow the soil to dry out completely in between deep watering.

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All orders are dispatched every Tuesday via Australia Post and usually arrive between 2-5 business days.

Orders with payment received before Sunday Midnight 11:59 PM  will be processed on Monday and dispatched on Tuesday. Any orders made after this time will miss the batch but will be included in the following Tuesday's dispatch.

Due to quarantine laws Ezy Care Succulents can only post to QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and ACT. We are currently seeking approval to post to WA, TAS and NT, so please join our facebook group to receive updates of when we can ship to you.


All plants are removed from their pots and all soil cleaned away as this is the safest and cleanest way of shipping. Succulents are extremely hardy, and this will not harm your plants but will just appear "dry and thirsty". Easy instructions on how to repot and care for your succulents are included with every order.

By preparing your plants with bare roots helps comply with quarantine regulations and also minimises shipping costs to our customers, making Ezy Care Succulents a very cost-effective way of purchasing your plants.

All orders are packaged with environmentally friendly recycled paper to ensure safe freight and reduce damage to the plant.


Only the healthiest, top quality plants are selected from the Ezy Care Succulents nursery for your order. The size, colour, and shape of your shipment may vary according to the season, or when shipping to colder areas. All succulents are slightly dried prior to packaging and may look different to the photo. Preparation instructions are included in every order which are specific to the plants that you have ordered, and usually only take a few days to recover.

Even though many of our succulents are known for their agricultural and medicinal uses, all the plants at the Ezy Care Succulents nursery are propagated for ornamental purposes only. Please ensure that you have conducted your own thorough research if you intend on consuming these plants, as we recommend against human consumption.