Forms a mound of small, bright green rosettes. Jovibarba are sometimes called the ‘other’ hens and chicks. They are very similar in appearance and culture to other sempervivum as they both resemble a rose; the most obvious difference is the way the ‘chicks’ form. Sempervivum chicks are attached under the hen rosette, but many jovibarba species hold them over top of the adult plant on delicate brittle stems which break easily, making it possible for the chick to roll away to find a place to root, giving rise to their other name of ‘rollers’. The other major difference between most sempervivum and jovibarba is that the flowers are tiny downward or outward facing bells rather than upturned star shaped blooms.