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paw4you
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2001
11:51 PM

Post #7891

Hi,

I just bought some hens and chicks & I wanted to plant them. Any suggestions about any special soil or compost I should add? Any hints about growing them would be appreciated.
ellen
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 6, 2001
8:36 AM

Post #91010

They are not real picky about soil so long as it is well drained. Pretty much treat them like any succulent and let them dry out between waterings. Some people fertilize theirs but I have never added anything but water to mine and they do great!
Sis

July 6, 2001
11:03 AM

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Crasulady
Valley Village, CA

July 8, 2001
2:36 AM

Post #91758

Good drainage is truly the key. When they flower they are gorgeous, however, dead the head will be, new little ones will pop out under the mother hen, thus the name. These plants originated in Europe. Norma
paw4you
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2001
3:45 AM

Post #91796

Thanks for all the info. I can't wait to get some more!!

Ellen
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 8, 2001
8:25 AM

Post #91851

Ellen...they will be on the way Tuesday for certain! :}
paw4you
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2001
4:06 PM

Post #91937

Zanymuse,

THANKS!!! I can't wait to get them!! I will get your package out this week as well. I have to dig some things up for you!!
Ellen

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