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Pilioseum Hens and Chicks

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This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Inches
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Sempervivum Pilioseum, more commonly referred to as Hens-and-Chicks, is one of the most popular succulents worldwide. Hens-and-Chicks are medium to large rosettes of rounded, gray-green leaves packed around a hidden stem which showcases the sempervivum pattern of radial symmetry, resembling a sunflower swirl. The semi-loose rosette of leaves, the “Hens” sends out many offshoots, the “Chicks”, which are easy to remove and transplant. Hens-and-Chicks are approximately 3 inches in height, and flower only once in their lifetime, typically two to three years after planting, often occurring in mid to late summer. During bloom, a tall stock shoots up from the center rosette, covered in a cluster of bell-shaped pink flowers.

Coined the “beginner friendly” plant, Hens-and-Chicks are evergreen and easy to grow and maintain, thriving even in the worst soils. Native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa, they are tolerant of heat, drought and neglect, and can also survive frost and snow. They multiply easily, spreading up to 12 inches. The “Chicks” surrounding the “Hen” rosette each have their own root system, but they can also be propagated like standard succulent clippings.

Pilioseum Hens and Chicks Care

Use lightweight, quick-draining potting soil when planting or transplanting your Hens-and-Chicks. Loamy, sandy soil can also help your plants thrive. These adorable succulents prefer full sun, but can also tolerate dappled shade. Additionally, overcrowding and lack of sunlight can cause your Hens-and-Chicks to flower prematurely, not allowing the offshoots proper time to take root. Cuttings should be taken during the growth season - late spring is ideal. The plants are dormant in the winter.

The greatest threat to Hens-and-Chicks is overwatering, as their delicate roots tend to rot when over-saturated. Swollen leaves that feel mushy to the touch are a sign that you’re watering your plant too often. You should water your Hens-and-Chicks when the soil is dry to the touch. Hens-and-Chicks require more water in the hot summer months.

Pilioseum Hens and Chicks Spacing

Hens-and-Chicks are excellent plants for miniature gardens, cracks and crevices in stone walls and walkways, and even rock gardens. They are excellent container plants and can survive almost anywhere. Hens-and-Chicks should be spaced 12 to 18 inches apart when planting or transplanting.

Pilioseum 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: 3 - 4 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Spreading, Trailing
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: July
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Grey-Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Pilioseum Hens and Chicks
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: SEMPERVIVUM `PILIOSEUM`
SKU:
1231000982-pc

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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Known 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 Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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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