How To Grow Spider Web Hens And Chicks

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How do you multiply this plant to produce new young growth


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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hi Brian,

Hens and Chicks multiply naturally. They reproduce via branches or offshoots. As the rosette grows, it puts out shoots or stems, if these shoots get long enough to find soil, they will root and create new rosettes. The first rosette is the "hen", the stems or shoots are the "chicks".

Growing hens and chicks is easy. They require full sun and well drained soil. Hens and chicks don’t need much fertilizer and should rarely be watered. If you are interested in growing new plants from the mother plant the chick can be gently pulled off the mother plant and installed in a new location. Hens and chicks require very little soil and can be made to grow even in rock crevasses.

The ideal temperature for hens and chicks is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, however, they can survive cold temperatures down to about 5 degrees F.

Hens and chicks plants need little care. The mother plant will die off after four to six years and should be removed. The plants produce a flower when mature and these should be pulled off the plant when they expire. Divide the chicks from the mother plant at least every two years to prevent overcrowding.

Hope this helps you!

Brooks Wilson:))



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