They need to be in very free draining soil preferably in sun but these can take a bit of shade. They don't need much nutrition at all and can grow well in a very small amount of poor soil. I think they'll look great in gravel you'll have to post a pic when planted up 😁
I know what you're talking about Janelle. I had a hard time getting over the fact that cactus companies glue those hideous bright straw flowers on a nice healthy plant. Irks me! @janelleabella Are they trying to make people think those are the blooms?
Great Job! It needed to be where it could get sun,that's y the wierd shape but I'm sure u were told that. U don't have to have a rock garden girl. I've planted different plants together. Just gather u some rock and place it around and under it so it won't be right on soil(will keep from moist soil from rain etc and give it ventilation,they love the heat.
Sometimes when they do this they bloom, Ive read that after they bloom the mother plant or the "hen" dies and the "chicks" live on which is why theyre also called a #sempervivum which means to live forever. :)