Hens and chicks

Hens and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) are succulent plants that are low-growing perennials that stay close to the ground as they self-propagate, making them good groundcover plants. These succulents may be known for their hardiness, but it’s worth keeping these tips in mind.

  • Choose a location with full sun. As outdoor succulents, hens and chicks need at least six hours of full sun every day. Adequate sunlight will promote colorful foliage and the propagation of chicks.
  • Plant hens and chicks in sandy soil. Hens and chicks do best in rocky, sandy places, making them ideal for rock gardens. They also do well in flower beds with well-draining soil.
  • Use clay pots. If you choose to grow hens and chicks succulents in a pot, choose a clay pot and potting mix specifically formulated for succulents and cactus plants.
  • Water your plants rarely. These drought-tolerant plants need very little water once they’re mature and can go weeks without watering. Once they’re established, water your hens and chicks only when the surrounding soil dries out—typically once a week in warm climates.

Growing hens and chicks is easy. The plants are readily available in most nurseries, by following the steps above you can create a beautiful succulent garden. 

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