Find out how easy the beautiful Hens and Chicks are to grow and propagate. Like most succulents, just keep on giving!
It’s true, most succulents keep on giving in terms of the cuttings you’ll get, but Hens and Chicks really hit the mark on this one. Just look at the picture and you’ll see tons of babies, or larger rosettes for that matter, just waiting to be cut out of the patch. They’re easy to care for, require little water and actually make good houseplants.
Something to know: there are a few succulents that carry this common name. The Hens and Chicks that I’m referring to here and in the video below is Echeveria x imbricata, the 1 most commonly sold in California.
There are a few Sempervivums known as Hens and Chicks which are sold across the country and much more cold hardy than this 1. And, to add to this horticultural head-scratcher, there’s also a Sedum called Hens and Chicks.
My goodness, this is a very common name!
You’ll find out a lot about Hens and Chicks, including caring for them as houseplants, in this video:
It’s so easy to get cuttings of succulents to grow and Hens And Chicks are certainly no exception. The cuttings you see in the video are very pale and elongated (this is called etiolation in the plant world) because I stuck them in my utility room for over 4 months where the winter light was quite subdued. I planted them about a month ago and they’re already greening up.
This particular Hens and Chicks makes a great houseplant. Just be sure to not overwater it, especially in those cooler months with less light. Whether you have it indoors or outdoors, it’s easy to take cuttings of and to grow. With this one, you’ll get great returns – an abundance of babies!
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