Sempervivum succulents, also known as “hens and chicks” or “houseleeks,” are a group of hardy, drought-tolerant plants that are native to Europe and Asia. They are known for their rosette-shaped leaves that come in a variety of colors, from deep green to shades of red, pink, and purple. The leaves are thick and fleshy, which helps the plant retain water in its cells.
These succulents have a distinctive rosette growth habit, with a central rosette surrounded by smaller offsets, or “chicks.” These offsets will eventually grow into new rosettes, which is why the plant is often referred to as “hens and chicks.”
Sempervivum succulents are also known for their ability to tolerate a wide range of conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and from dry, rocky soil to more fertile, well-draining soil. They are also resistant to pests and disease, making them an ideal choice for those who want a low-maintenance plant.
In the summer, Sempervivum succulents will produce tall stalks with small, star-shaped flowers. The flowers come in a variety of colors, including pink, red, and yellow. The flowers are not as showy as the leaves, but they are a nice addition to the plant.
Sempervivum succulents are a great choice for rock gardens, succulent gardens, or as a ground cover. They are also a popular choice for container gardens and can be planted in a wide variety of pots and containers. With their unique rosette shape and variety of colors, Sempervivum succulents add a unique touch to any garden.