Chick Charms® Autumn Apple™ Hens and Chicks

Chick Charms

$15.49
Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$15.49
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Hens and chicks are sought after by collectors due to the explosion of colors and sizes available to the home gardener. Chick Charms® offers a range of intense colors to fit into your outdoor decorating scheme. Autumn Apple™ Hens and Chicks features deep jade leaves edged in an apple-red hue. The red margins expand and get more intense in cooler temperatures and through the winter. Like other types of Sempervivum, Chick Charms® Hens and chicks are fully winter hardy down to USDA zone 3. These maintenance-free succulents are perfect for gardeners of all skill levels. 

Hens and Chicks are not bothered by many pests or diseases. They are almost invisible to deer and rabbits, making them a good choice in areas with high deer populations. Sempervivum is versatile and fits well in a rock garden, container garden, hanging basket, table display, or border planting. They can be combined with other plants for a cottage garden feel or grown in large groups of the same color to give a modern and minimalistic feeling to your outdoor space. 

Chick Charms® Autumn Apple™ Hens and Chicks Care

Hens and Chicks will grow well in full sun or part shade as long as the soil is well draining and not heavy clay. Topdress with gravel or pumice after planting to keep mud from splashing on plants during rainstorms or watering sessions. Fertilizing is rarely required and can promote leggy or elongated growth. Water during the initial planting and once every week until the plants are well established. Container-grown hens and chicks will continue to need water but on a 2-3 week schedule depending on the summertime temperatures in your climate. 

Hens and chicks will send up flower spikes later in the summer. Often the blooms will die back on their own as the temperatures cool in the fall with no need for deadheading. Any spent foliage can be cleared late in the winter to prepare for the new season's growth. 

New plantlets (chicks) appear regularly once the plants are established. These can be left to root in the ground or snipped off the mother plant when roots begin to appear. Gently separate the new chicks and place them on top of a 4-inch pot filled with a fast-draining potting mix. A top dressing of perlite or horticultural grit helps to retain moisture in the soil until the plants have fully rooted. Water sparingly but regularly to keep the potting mix as wet as a wrung-out sponge. 

Chick Charms® Autumn Apple™ Hens and Chicks Spacing

Autumn Apple will reach an overall height of 3 inches and an eventual spread of 12 inches when it begins to produce chicks. Space plants 6 inches apart when planting in a garden bed to provide a ground cover effect. Wider spacing allows each plant to stand out as a specimen. Virtually any size container can be used to plant Hens and Chicks as long as it has excellent bottom drainage. Plants can be placed side by side for a full effect or grown singly in shallow bowls or saucers for a sculptural look.

Chick Charms® Autumn Apple™ Hens and Chicks Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 10 Inches
Habit: Dwarf, Spreading
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Spring greens with cherry red tips
Seasonal Interest: 3 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Chick Charms
Common Name: Chick Charms® Autumn AppleApple™ Hens and Chicks
Other Name(s): Hen and Chicks
Scientific Name: Sempervivum 'Autumn Apple'
SKU:
SEMATP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.