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Hen and Chicks

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.

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Plant Details

  • Common name

    Hen and Chicks

  • Botanical name

    Echeveria sp

  • Variety


  • Zone

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

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    12-12in (30-30 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer

  • Water

    Water weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Mulch to reduce weeds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Desiree M.'s collection
  • Jake R.'s collection