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Hen and Chicks

This easy care plant is heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and deadheading is not necessary. Exquisite red markings define the interior and edges of each leaf; pink flowers appear in fall. Use in rock gardens, mixed containers and desert plantings.

Companion Plants

Purple Fountain Grass

Red Hot Poker

Spike Speedwell

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Hen and Chicks

  • Botanical name

    Echeveria nodulosa

  • Variety


  • Zone

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

  • Light


  • Height

    4-12" (10-31 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Mulch to reduce weeds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Ed R.'s collection
  • Jake R.'s collection