Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks
Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks

Sempervivum Calcareum (Hens and Chicks) are commonly known as ‘Old Man and Woman’. This mat-forming succulent perennial has thick fleshy leaves with evergreen rosettes. Growing up to 3 to 8 inches in height, Hens and Chicks is a winter-dormant plant. It originates from Southern Europe and belongs to the Crassulaceae family.

Growth Rate

Sempervivum calcareum has a fast growth rate. It requires light to germinate and should be kept moist.

Flowering

This attractive houseplant blooms in lovely pink color throughout the summer season. It will send up a long stalk with small flowers. However, don't expect your Hens and chicks to bloom right away or every year.

Watering and Feeding

These drought-resistant plants require very little water. Water your Sempervivum calcareum only when the surrounding soil dries out, which is usually once a week in warm climates. This plant doesn’t require much fertilizer and should only be watered infrequently.

Soil

These plants grow successfully in full sun on average, dry to medium moisture, and well-drained soils. They accept poor soil conditions and flourish in sandy or gravelly soils. Sufficient drainage is required.

Hardiness

Old Man and Woman is a succulent-like plant that belongs to the hardiness zones of 4 to 9 and is winter hardy with the frost tolerance of -1° C (30.2° F).

Light

Plant this succulent in full sun exposure for the best health and growth. It thrives in rock gardens, where heat is reflected off the rocks.

Propagation

Hens and chicks plants are easy to propagate by hand as they produce new offsets or "chicks" on horizontal stems. Simply remove a chick from the mother rosette by cutting or gently pulling it.

Sempervivum Calcareum (Hens and Chicks) have fleshy, sharply pointed, pale green leaves with burgundy-red tips that are densely packed. These succulent plants are one of the finest options to gift.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Late spring mid summer
Botanical Name Sempervivum calcareum 'Greeni'
Common Name Hens and chicks, Mrs Giuseppi
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pale pink
Genus Sempervivum
Growth Habit Hanging, trailing
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 4 in. tall, 20 in. wide
Native Area South west Alps
Plant Type Evergreen succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistance, rabbit resistant, frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Special Features Easy to maintain as a houseplant
Sun Exposure Full sun(bright light)
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Sempervivum calcareum hens and chicks

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Sempervivum Calcareum (Hens and Chicks) are commonly known as ‘Old Man and Woman’. This mat-forming succulent perennial has thick fleshy leaves with evergreen rosettes. Growing up to 3 to 8 inches in height, Hens and Chicks is a winter-dormant plant. It originates from Southern Europe and belongs to the Crassulaceae family.

Growth Rate

Sempervivum calcareum has a fast growth rate. It requires light to germinate and should be kept moist.

Flowering

This attractive houseplant blooms in lovely pink color throughout the summer season. It will send up a long stalk with small flowers. However, don't expect your Hens and chicks to bloom right away or every year.

Watering and Feeding

These drought-resistant plants require very little water. Water your Sempervivum calcareum only when the surrounding soil dries out, which is usually once a week in warm climates. This plant doesn’t require much fertilizer and should only be watered infrequently.

Soil

These plants grow successfully in full sun on average, dry to medium moisture, and well-drained soils. They accept poor soil conditions and flourish in sandy or gravelly soils. Sufficient drainage is required.

Hardiness

Old Man and Woman is a succulent-like plant that belongs to the hardiness zones of 4 to 9 and is winter hardy with the frost tolerance of -1° C (30.2° F).

Light

Plant this succulent in full sun exposure for the best health and growth. It thrives in rock gardens, where heat is reflected off the rocks.

Propagation

Hens and chicks plants are easy to propagate by hand as they produce new offsets or "chicks" on horizontal stems. Simply remove a chick from the mother rosette by cutting or gently pulling it.

Sempervivum Calcareum (Hens and Chicks) have fleshy, sharply pointed, pale green leaves with burgundy-red tips that are densely packed. These succulent plants are one of the finest options to gift.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Late spring mid summer
Botanical Name Sempervivum calcareum 'Greeni'
Common Name Hens and chicks, Mrs Giuseppi
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pale pink
Genus Sempervivum
Growth Habit Hanging, trailing
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 4 in. tall, 20 in. wide
Native Area South west Alps
Plant Type Evergreen succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistance, rabbit resistant, frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Special Features Easy to maintain as a houseplant
Sun Exposure Full sun(bright light)
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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