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Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum) are extremely cold and drought hardy.

Very good drainage is the largest requirement for Hen & Chicks.  Plant in Sandy soils or add compost to your soil mix.  Gravel also aids in the drainage aspect.  These little plants are able to grow and survive in nooks and crannies that no other plants can handle.  However, to much water will yellow them or rot them out. Allow soil to dry between watering as the succulent leaves store water. Yet, these succulents tend toward surviving even when ignored



LIGHT: Sun – very light shade

SOIL: Very well drained

WATER: Very low to none once established.

GROUND PLANTING: Not recommended

POT PLANTING: Yes (is winter hardy)

PERENNIAL: YES multiplies itself for 2 years, 3rd year it flowers and dies.  Chicks take the Hen’s place.

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