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|Positive ||cemattar ||On Apr 10, 2010, cemattar from tampico
I live in a tropical humid climate (Tampico-Mexico). I have this plant in an outdoor garden and with proper soil drainage this plant has survived rain season wich was my greatest fear. I have been trying to reproduce it from leaf cuttings, and they grow very slowly . Any suggestions for accelerating growth?
|Positive ||palmbob ||On Dec 6, 2008, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
All readers on this page must beware of the problem of common names. Hens and Chicks is a very poor name for this plant because it leads readers to assume that it is the same category of plants called Sempervivums, also known as Hens and Chicks. But this is a far different plant -it is NOT an alpine succulent, but a Mexican succulent with very little cold hardiness, unlike the Sempervivums have. This plant cannot survive temps much below freezing. It is nothing like a Sempervivuvm, and looks very little like one, too, other than being a succulent rosette. Please do not confuse the two or you will sorely disappointed when your 'Hens and chicks' melts to mush after the first real freeze.
The common name Hens and Chicks has been removed from this entry, as it was incorrect and confusing.
|Positive ||farmstead ||On Jul 9, 2007, farmstead from Inverness, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Surprisingly beautiful! A strong survivor. I have had immense luck growing them in my stacking hydroponics system, even with the nutrient line shut off for weeks at a time. I LOVE THESE PLANTS!! Farmstead
|Positive ||robins_photos ||On Jan 17, 2006, robins_photos from Sacramento, CA wrote:
This is a marvellous succulent plant that does extremely well here in Northern California. My daughter grows hers in large pots & planters. One of the best things about our climate here is that it's January, and the plants are in flower!
|Positive ||Happenstance ||On Mar 10, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
Easy to grow, spreads easily, break a piece of and plant to start a new group. Pull away dried dead leaves in Spring to keep the snails and mealy bugs away. Also known as White Mexican Rose.
Echeveria is named after the 18th century Spanish botanist Atanasio Echeverria Codoy.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Castro Valley, California
Long Beach, California
Manhattan Beach, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Plum Springs, Kentucky
Hubbard Lake, Michigan
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Mora, New Mexico
Garden City Park, New York
West Islip, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Elrod, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
India Hook, South Carolina
Salt Lake City, Utah
Brookhaven, West Virginia
Falling Waters, West Virginia