Rollover to Zoom
This selection has large rosettes of emerald green, with distinctive burgundy-red leaf tips. Mother rosettes (hens) produce new plantlets (chicks). Short spikes of pastel flowers appear on mother rosettes in summer. If grown in part-sun this Hens & Chicks will turn green. It needs full hot sun to turn red.Sunlight brings out bright colors in Sempervivums. When planted in full shade or grown indoors away from a sunny window, many varieties tend to fade to a plain green color. However, in hotter weather during the summer and in the southern United States, afternoon shade can actually help plant colors last longer. The soil’s fertility, pH, moisture and structure, as well as the temperature and age of the plant (some take up to three years for full color) also effect coloration.