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Growing Hens and Chicks {Succulents}

Tips and tricks for growing hens and chicks - replanting some of these beauties from my parents!

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7 Easy Spring Planting Ideas from our New Book

Need a quick centerpiece for a patio table? Just show off in a cluster of tightly packed rosettes of hen
and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) in small pots. The plant in the foreground grows in just enough soil to fill a 4-inch nursery pot, with small stones packed around it. The plants get a little gentle irrigation in the summer. DESIGN Tish Treherne. - See more at: http://westphoria.sunset.com/2015/02/16/7-easy-spring-planting-ideas-from-our-new-book/#sthash.uH9Vho5n.dpuf

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Sempervivum, Sir William Lawrence, Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum, Sir William Lawrence Hens and Chicks LOVE these for just about anywhere! This one is blue-green with purple tips and likes Sun to partial Shade. ZONE 3

Flower Bed Ideas for the Front of a House Facing East

HOUSEPLANTS :: Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum sp.) are hardy succulents that can thrive in indoor temps. CARE: Use broad flat bowls. Spr/Sum: 65-80 deg. w/ high-phosphorus fert. 2x/wk; Aut/Win: 65-75 deg. w/ reg strength fert. Yr-round bright light w/ occasional direct sunlight in summer (More sunlight brings out the red color), use cactus/succulent soil or add sand (& gravel, even) to regular soil for drainage & to mimic natural habitat. Keep soil slightly moist. Let dry btwn watering in…

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