Sempervivum calcareum "Hens n' Chicks" - 2.5

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Sempervivum calcareum, native to high altitudes of France and Italy, forms very geometric, densely packed rosettes of blue-green leaves with reddish-purple tips. An absolutely profuse offsetter, hence the "hen n' chicks" nickname, and tolerant of cold like few other succulents. Plant in clusters, whether in landscape or dish gardens. In time, a mat could reach 20 inches in diameter.


Recommended pairings: Coming soon
Bloom time: Summer
Size: 3 inches high and 3+ inches wide (each rosette)
Plant in porous, well-draining soil
Provide bright light to full sun (indirect light in afternoon)
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9 (20° F)



Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.

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