Hen and Chicks

Hen and Chicks

Eternal roses.

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A classic Sempervivum with excellent vigour, good growth and form. The little rosettes are like everlasting flowers that can be enjoyed year round. If they are happy they will soon spawn the next generation with ‘chicks’ growing outwards from the mother ‘hen’. Over the years the generations of plants will expand and you can fill your pots and share with friends and family.
The green leaves can change with increased light or stress, or cold weather, taking on a red/purple blush. Sempervivum translates from Latin to “Live Forever” so you can rest easy they will cope with a bit of neglect.
SIZE: 5-7cm x 5-15cm
I SEE THE LIGHT: Bright, indirect light is ideal. In high light the foliage will change. Keep out of the hot afternoon sun lest their leaves be sunburned or roots damaged.
TIME FOR A DRINK: Low, water well, then allow the soil to almost dry out before watering again, you are more likely to kill them with kindness! Keeping them on the drier side will result in better colour. If they are too dry the foliage will shrivel, this is a cry for help.
I WILL SURVIVE: These plants are so easy, they pretty much look after themselves. In pots ensure you choose a cactus/succulent potting mix for best results as it offers the sharp drainage they need. Choose a pot with drainage holes to ensure they don’t end up sitting in water.
Use a diluted, liquid fertiliser in spring to keep them happy and healthy. They aren’t heavy feeders so will forgive you if you forget.

Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm



Botantical name

Sempervivum tectorum








Cool to Tropical


Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Frost Tender


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Supplied as



7.5 cm

Water needs