Hen and Chicks

Common name

Hen and Chicks

Botanical name

Echeveria sp

Variety

na

Zone

USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F)

Light

Part sun

Height

12-12in (30-30 cm)

Habit

Spreading

Feed

Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer

Water

Water weekly during dry spells

Bloom Color

Mix

Bloom Time

Spring-winter

Maintenance

Mulch to reduce weeds

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About

This easy-care plant is heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and deadheading is not necessary. Rosettes of thick, succulent leaves produce slender wands of coral to pink flowers. Grows well in poor, rocky soil, and ideally suited for rock gardens, mixed containers and desert plantings. Can be grown indoors as a house plant where not cold hardy--simply place in a bright window and water sparingly.

Companion Plants

Angelonia

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