Hens & Chicks Succulents

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Succulents

Hens & chicks Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves; the chicks leaves tend to be thick and fleshy. Still, some genera and species have more abundant leaves than others, usually to retain water in arid climates or in soil conditions. If their roots are sitting in the water for too long, they will begin to rot and die.

How to plant chickens and chickens in an individual gardener

Chickens and chicks are one of the most versatile and adaptable garden species. Although native to the mountains and alpine regions, chickens and chicks thrive in almost any environment, including unique pots, side porch boxes, hanging arrangements, or rock gardens.

Its formal name is Sempervivum tectorum, which means “live forever,” and these unremarkable plants seem to do just that. A plant sends corridors, which take root and become smaller plants, therefore a “chicken” of the mother and the baby “chicks.”

How to propagate succulents by division

The saplings are small plants that grow at the base of the main plant. Aloe, Echeveria, Sempervivum (chickens and chicks), and some cacti spread this way. We affectionately call the offspring children and the main mother plant.

To multiply your succulents by division, follow these steps:

  • Observe large enough shots so that they can become independent from the mother plant.
  • Remove the shoots with sharp and disinfected garden shears. In some cases, the child will come off, turning it gently.
  • Be careful not to damage the roots.
  • Sow the shoots in the substrate for cacti and succulents. Some recommend using a combination of sand and perlite.
  • Water your sprouts (spray) with an atomizer, leaving a day in between
  • After three or four weeks, you will have a strong and independent succulent.
  • It doesn’t seem very kind to separate the children from the mother. But the truth is that taking off these shoots is beneficial for the succulent mother since they do not fight for food.

How to propagate succulents by cutting

This is the fastest way to propagate succulent plants. To multiply succulents by cutting follow these steps:

  • Remove the lower leaves of the cutting. Leave discovered at least 2 inches.
  • Let the cutting wound heal. Please place it in a shaded area. The wider the cutting, the longer it will take to heal. In my experience, it will take at least 5 days.
  • Sow the cuttings on cactus and succulent substrates or make your own mix.
  • Water with spray (spray) in which the succulent is established. Reduce irrigation gradually.

How to spread your succulents in water

Once the stem or cut has healed, you can root your succulent in water. Yes, in water. Rest the cutting on the edge of a glass or jar with water. Make sure that the stem is above the surface of the water. You will see how the roots will reach the water. Locate your glass or jar in a sunny window. Over time you can decide if you want to continue growing your succulent in water or sow it in a pot.

What succulents are not toxic?

Succulents are all different, so the toxicity that a succulent can cause will vary. Some of the most common succulents that are not toxic to dogs include:

  • Echeveria Elegans (Hen and chicks)
  • Horsetail palm

    Hens & Chicks Succulents

    Hens & chicks Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves; the chicks leaves tend to be thick and fleshy. Still, some genera and species have more abundant leaves than others, usually to retain water in arid climates or in soil conditions. If their roots are sitting in the water for too long, they will begin to rot and die.

    How to plant chickens and chickens in an individual gardener

    Chickens and chicks are one of the most versatile and adaptable garden species. Although native to the mountains and alpine regions, chickens and chicks thrive in almost any environment, including unique pots, side porch boxes, hanging arrangements, or rock gardens.

    Its formal name is Sempervivum tectorum, which means “live forever,” and these unremarkable plants seem to do just that. A plant sends corridors, which take root and become smaller plants, therefore a “chicken” of the mother and the baby “chicks.”

    How to propagate succulents by division

    The saplings are small plants that grow at the base of the main plant. Aloe, Echeveria, Sempervivum (chickens and chicks), and some cacti spread this way. We affectionately call the offspring children and the main mother plant.

    To multiply your succulents by division, follow these steps:

    • Observe large enough shots so that they can become independent from the mother plant.
    • Remove the shoots with sharp and disinfected garden shears. In some cases, the child will come off, turning it gently.
    • Be careful not to damage the roots.
    • Sow the shoots in the substrate for cacti and succulents. Some recommend using a combination of sand and perlite.
    • Water your sprouts (spray) with an atomizer, leaving a day in between
    • After three or four weeks, you will have a strong and independent succulent.
    • It doesn’t seem very kind to separate the children from the mother. But the truth is that taking off these shoots is beneficial for the succulent mother since they do not fight for food.

    How to propagate succulents by cutting

    This is the fastest way to propagate succulent plants. To multiply succulents by cutting follow these steps:

    • Remove the lower leaves of the cutting. Leave discovered at least 2 inches.
    • Let the cutting wound heal. Please place it in a shaded area. The wider the cutting, the longer it will take to heal. In my experience, it will take at least 5 days.
    • Sow the cuttings on cactus and succulent substrates or make your own mix.
    • Water with spray (spray) in which the succulent is established. Reduce irrigation gradually.

    How to spread your succulents in water

    Once the stem or cut has healed, you can root your succulent in water. Yes, in water. Rest the cutting on the edge of a glass or jar with water. Make sure that the stem is above the surface of the water. You will see how the roots will reach the water. Locate your glass or jar in a sunny window. Over time you can decide if you want to continue growing your succulent in water or sow it in a pot.

    What succulents are not toxic?

    Succulents are all different, so the toxicity that a succulent can cause will vary. Some of the most common succulents that are not toxic to dogs include:

    • Echeveria Elegans (Hen and chicks)
    • Horsetail palm