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  • Answered by
    AnnsGreeneHaus on
    July 26, 2013
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    Hello 'ringels'. Your "Hens & Chicks" are blooming. When a sempervivium blooms, that particular rosette will die. This is what they do. The blooms obviously should produce seed, but I don't know how viable those seed would be.

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    Nikki on
    November 30, -0001
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    You can get rid of ants by treating your soil with a pesticide or by replacing the soil in the pot. Cornmeal is often used in home remedies for treating ants. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/hens-chicks/growing-hens-and-chicks.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    July 2, 2014
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    This is normal. These plants can reach anywhere between 2-6 inches in height. If they are getting unsightly, you can cut them back some.

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  • Answered by
    mocha22 on
    July 2, 2014
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    I have some of these in my zone 5 rock garden. I have a handful that are doing this very thing this year and from what I've read its normal, it is the mother plant flowering before she dies. she leaves us with many chicks No. If she becomes unsightly you can pluck her out and it will give the others room to grow.

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    theficuswrangler on
    September 21, 2014
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    You don't say how long ago you potted, so I will guess that you just need more patience - they have to spend energy growing roots, then each plant has to attain a certain size, before the start producing offshoots. Another thing is to make sure the soil is pretty well dried before you water again. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/hens-chicks/growing-hens-and-chicks.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    March 29, 2015
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    Growing upwards is a common and normal growing pattern for some varieties of Hens and Chicks.
    You can remove the plant and try tucking it deeper into the pot to give you the visual effect your looking for.

    You could keep the hens and chicks in a tray of sand mix potting soil and just prior to your wedding event place them in the pots. This would eliminate them growing out of the pots before you give them to your guests!

    Here is a link about growing Hens and Chicks.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/hens-chicks/growing-hens-and-chicks.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 11, 2015
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    I would recommend you contact the customer service number at Preen.com
    Growing your Hens and Chicks close together will cut down on weeds.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/hens-chicks/growing-hens-and-chicks.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/

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