Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks

Sempervivum Ruby Heart Hens and Chicks

(This plant comes in a 2.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Sempervivum Ruby Heart goes by the common name “Hens and Chicks”. With its globule shape, the succulent has rosettes of sharply pointed and fleshy leaves. This mat-forming perennial from the Crassulaceae family has its origin in Peru. Sempervivum Ruby Heart offers a dormancy of winters and can grow from 3 to 4 feet in height.

Growth Rate 

This succulent is slow-growing. It needs nurturing for years before it finally blooms. 

Flowering

Sempervivum Ruby Heart is known for its pink-colored flowers that bloom between the season of summer and late spring. It does most of its growth in the summer season.

Watering and Feeding 

Water the plant once a week and avoid watering while the soil is damp. Feed it at the beginning of the growing season with a controlled release fertilizer type.

Soil 

Sandy and gritty soil with a classic rock garden texture are ideal. While clay soil is tolerable for them, the flowers would not bloom in a sandy soil mixture.

Hardiness 

Hens and Chicks plants grow best in winters, keeping in mind their frost tolerance of -10° C (14° F). They belong to the hardiness zone of 10 to 12.

Light

Sempervivum Ruby Heart needs to be kept in partial shade and prefers more hours of sun exposure because it is a fairly large plant.

Propagation

This evergreen plant can be propagated easily by carefully pulling out a few rosettes and planting them in well-drained soil. 

As the name suggests, Sempervivum ‘Ruby Heart’ is a plant whose ruby-colored leaves are extremely pleasing to the eye. This garden succulent is one of the easiest and familiar plants to grow, adding even more to its appeal and thriving look. Its blooming phase is a sight to see.

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

Blooming Season Summer-late spring
Common Name Hens and chicks
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance -10°
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10 to 12
Height 3-4 "
Origin Peru
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial shade
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CY
10/05/2020
Cindy Y.
United States United States

Love it!

Love the pink blush in this plant. Can't wait for more chicks!

AS
09/27/2020
Ashton S.
United States United States

Super awesome plant

looks gorgeous and came with two pups attached and growing well, definitely glad to add this to my collection

D
06/07/2020
Dee
United States United States

Very pretty

Keeping this plant indoors as it sounds like it cannot handle the 100+ degrees we get in Phoenix area. Coloring is very pretty.

RB
06/03/2020
Raquel B.
United States United States

Such unique ones

Love this cutie!

WH
06/02/2020
William H.
United States United States

Beyond Exceptional

These wonderful folks were able to change my shipping address and get a gift out right on time. They are amazing at answering e-mails quickly. The plants were perfect, and came packed so very well. These are tge folks you want to get your succulents from!!!

Semprevivum ruby heart hens and chicks

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Colder regions warning: If you 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. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.