- Hens and Chicks Plant Description
- Hens and Chicks Plant Specs and Regions
- Hens and Chicks Water and Light Recommendations
- Check Your Zone
Sempervivum calcareum, is native to high altitudes of France and Italy, it grows a very symmetrical hen house of rosettes. It boasts blue-green leaves with reddish-purple margins. An super offsetter, hence the "hen n' chicks" nickname! They are tolerant of cold like few other succulents. We recommend you plant them in clusters, while landscaping or in your favorite succy pot!
Native to: France, Italy
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full sun to partial shade
Bloomcolor: various colors
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks. Avoiding letting water sit in the rosette.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.
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