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HOUSEPLANTS :: Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum sp.) are hardy succulents that can thrive in indoor temps. CARE: Use broad flat bowls. Spr/Sum: 65-80 deg. w/ high-phosphorus fert. 2x/wk; Aut/Win: 65-75 deg. w/ reg strength fert. Yr-round bright light w/ occasional direct sunlight in summer (More sunlight brings out the red color), use cactus/succulent soil or add sand (& gravel, even) to regular soil for drainage & to mimic natural habitat. Keep soil slightly moist. Let dry btwn watering in…

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from Hometalk

The succulent most commonly known Hens & Chicks here in Cali is so easy to grow & propagate. It makes a great houseplant & is a beautiful ground cover in the...

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How to Plant & Grow Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) "Sempervivum literally means "live forever" because they grow and propagate so readily. These succulents are called by many names (semps, hens and chicks, houseleeks), but whatever you call them, they are amazing plants."

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from Westphoria

Need a quick centerpiece for a patio table? Just show off in a cluster of tightly packed rosettes of hen
and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) in small pots. The plant in the foreground grows in just enough soil to fill a 4-inch nursery pot, with small stones packed around it. The plants get a little gentle irrigation in the summer. DESIGN Tish Treherne. - See more at: http://westphoria.sunset.com/2015/02/16/7-easy-spring-planting-ideas-from-our-new-book/#sthash.uH9Vho5n.dpuf

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