Question on Hens & Chicks

Chicago, IL(Zone 5a)


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.

Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

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!

This message was edited Saturday, Aug 18th 11:17 PM

Valley Village, CA

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

Chicago, IL(Zone 5a)

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


Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

Ellen....they will be on the way Tuesday for certain! :}

Chicago, IL(Zone 5a)


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!!

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