Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks

Chick Charms

$27.99
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$27.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height Up to 3 Inches
  • Mature Spread 11 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks features a rosette of evenly arranged deep green, triangular leaves brushed with burgundy in their middles. The main ‘hen’ produces adorable chicks, as well as large pink flowers. Reaching a maximum height of 3 inches and spread of 10 inches, this low-maintenance succulent stays compact. Sempervivum 'Emerald Explosion' PPAF is a beautiful option for a busy person who wants to add gorgeous, non-fuss color to a patio or rock garden. This evergreen perennial provides interest year-round.

This tough succulent has slow, mound-forming, and spreading growth. Plant it in containers, including strawberry jars, or crevices, and include it in borders, ground covers, and alpine gardens. Native to Europe, this succulent is drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, and cold hardy in zones 3-8. With its charming name and appearance, Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks poses minimal problems for movers and shakers with little time to get their hands dirty. 

Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks Care

A typical succulent, Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks, thrives in full sun and in poor soil. Plant in spring after the last threat of frost has passed in well-draining, sandy soil. It is susceptible to diseases causing crown rot, so amend poorly draining soil with compost, and water only when the top two inches of soil are dry. Do not fertilize. No pruning is typically required. 

Plant in a wide, shallow container in a potting mix specifically designed for cacti. Water containers during spring, summer, and fall when the top two inches of soil are dry, but refrain from watering during this plant’s dormant period in the winter unless you bring the container indoors to overwinter. Fertilizer is rarely required, but if necessary, apply a balanced fertilizer diluted to 50% of the manufacturer’s recommendation. To overwinter in exceptionally cold locales, bring the plant inside and place it in a location receiving bright direct light, preferably near a south-facing window.

Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks Spacing

Space plants 10 inches apart. Allow chicks to roam or separate from their mother and plant elsewhere. Plant with other cold-hardy succulents, such as agave, echeveria, and sedum, in containers or in rooftop, rock, alpine, and crevice gardens.

Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion 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: Up to 3 Inches
Mature Spread: 11 Inches
Spacing: 10 Inches
Habit: Dwarf
Flower Color(s): Green, Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink
Foliage Description: Green and Pink Shades
Seasonal Interest: 3 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance
Brand: Chick Charms
Common Name: Chick Charms® Giant Emerald Explosion Hens and Chicks
Other Name(s): Hen and Chicks
Scientific Name: Sempervivum 'Emerald Explosion' PPAF
SKU:
SEMEE

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.