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How did the sempervivum plant get its name?

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Sempervivum earned their popular name "Hens and Chicks" from their growth habit. The mother rosette, or hen, sends off numerous offsets, clustering around her base like chicks. These offsets can be easily repotted, or the plants can be left to form a clumping mat.

How to Grow and Care for Sempervivum World of Succulents?

Sempervivum earned their popular name "Hens and Chicks" from their growth habit. The mother rosette, or hen, sends off numerous offsets, clustering around her base like chicks. These offsets can be easily repotted, or the plants can be left to form a clumping mat.

How to Propagate Sempervivum Species Home Guides SF Gate? How to Propagate Sempervivum Species. Sempervivum, commonly known as hens-and-chicks, is a familiar, old-fashioned succulent plant grown in gardens for hundreds of …

How to Grow Sempervivum? A rock retaining wall is the ideal situation; plant the many different kinds of Sempervivum all together in the nooks and crannies in full sun. Mulch with lava rock or other mineral mulch to drain moisture away from the crown. That’s it for growing Sempervivum in the ground – very simple and undemanding, despite their appearance.

How To Grow Sempervivum From Seeds?

The Sempervivum are sunny plants so, put them gradually in direct sunlight until they get accustomed to the sun, when this happens to move them from their actual place. If you sowed in a seed tray, some weeks later after the appearance of the seedlings, you should transplant them.

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