Top Questions About Hens And Chicks Plants

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Questions About Hens And Chicks Plants

Asked by
mamaberry on
February 26, 2012

Q. transplanting hens and chicks

Can you transplant the leaf of the hens and chicks plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 27, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

You cannot plant the leaf itself and expect it to grow but you can plant the offsets from the mother plant. Here is more information on growing this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/hens-chicks/growing-hens-and-chicks.htm

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Asked by
ringels on
July 25, 2013

Q. Hens and chicks Cactus

My hen & chicks cacti have these tall flowering shoots. Are these flowers or seeds? What do I do with them? They are there for weeks now, but green round little circles, not flowers yet. Will it turn into seeds? Or are only the babies for multiplying? If they are seeds, then I would have trillions of them.

I also have bush/plant in my backyard. I do not know what it is. Can I send pictures of it to you so you could tell me what it is? I have so many questions, and I am so glad I found you. I love gardening now so very much. Thank you.

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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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 11, 2014

Q. Care for Hen and Chicks Plant

Care for Hen amd Chicks plants? How to keep ants out of pot plants and the best way to get rid of them once they’re in a pot plants?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 1, 2014

Q. hens and chicks

I have hens and chicks planted in strawberry planters; however, my hens and chicks are now sprouting tall plants about 6″ in height, along with mothers and babies. Is this ok and normal?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 2, 2014
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
Mother Hen on
September 19, 2014

Q. My Hen plants are not producing Chicks

I received some hens and chicks plants and repotted them, removing the chicks like was shown in a video. However, they have not produced. All plants are healthy and look really good.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 21, 2014
A.

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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Asked by
dkovener on
March 29, 2015

Q. Why are chicken and hen succulents bulging upwards

Why are chicken and hen succulents bulging upwards and not laying flat? I am planting chicken and hen succulents in mini clay pots to use as wedding favors. However, the succulents are bulging upwards and not laying flat like they originally were. Do you know why and what should I do?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
Billieru on
April 10, 2015

Q. Will it be OK to use Preen to prevent weeds

Will it be OK to use Preen in the soil to help prevent weeds where I am planting hen and chicks? Is there a better way? I have removed all the hen and chicks, pulled out grass and dirt away from roots, and tried to remove stray grass roots from the soil. Should I replant them close or spread apart?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 11, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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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