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Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. fThe rosettes are most striking in the spring and summer but even in the winter when growth stops, many varieties remain attractively coloured. It is the endless range of different leaf shapes, colours and textures that make this group so interesting to enthusiasts.

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.

  • The more sun and heat, the darker the color
  • Hardy Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height: 10-20"
  • Full Sun
  • Sunlight brings out bright colors in Sempervivums. When planted in shade or grown indoors away from a sunny window, many varieties tend to fade to a plain green color. It can take up to 3 years to develop the pictured colors.

Red Rubin Hens & Chicks - Sempervivum - Very Hardy - 4" Pot

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