These succulent perennial plants, darlings of today's xeriscape gardens, trough gardens and rooftop gardens, are really desert plants, so they want sharply draining, gritty, fast-draining soil and must have full hot sun. They will even grow well in pure gravel. If planting outside, even old hard clay will be just fine if mounded so it will have good drainage. Bark or wood chips is not recommended, because they can rot the plants. The neat rosettes multiply freely by runners that form dense colonies. Flowering rosettes die after bloom time, but are quickly replaced.
The green color changes to red when it is planted outside and the temperatures are getting cooler