What is chicken and hen plant? and how do you grow one???

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  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Apr 05, 2018
    Here is an article that might help - Chicken & Hen plants
  • Bijous Bijous on Apr 05, 2018
    It's a cute little succulent. Here's a link for you.
  • Maggy Maggy on Apr 05, 2018
    Look up hens and chicks plants. They are succulents and mine grow almost as good as my weeds. New babies grow off the sides every year. I have had a lot of fun planting them in old worn out shoes and such. Most garden stores carry them in the spring here.
  • Jojo Jojo on Apr 05, 2018
    Oh what a joy this plant brings to mind. These are perennials (outside plants) that are succulents and love the sun and a well drained soil. They are in a rosette and the "chicks" are smaller plants that develop and stay attached with a small stem to the "hen". That's where the name comes from. They also bloom in late summer...sometime in August. They winter over nicely, even in Canada, and their worst enemy has to be poor drainage and over watering. They can be found in garden centers in the spring. There are different varieties, and as you can tell, I love them all. Super in a rock garden, in between rocks in a rock wall, or even in a clay pot! Great low maintenance plant. Enjoy ;-)

  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Apr 05, 2018
    It's a Succulent. It's easy to grow. Just place it into a pot 4 times its size. Plant it up to it's first petals (leaves) & don't pack it tight. Water it a little & leave it alone. You will be tempted to water it like any other house plant but don't. That will drown it. Just a little water 1ce a week (& don't soak the roots) & it will flourish. The ""Hen"" is the mother plant & the ""chicks"" are the sprouts that come out from around her base. Once she produces 2 rows of them, the second row can be pulled off gently & re-potted . Just put it into the dirt & watch it grow a new ""Hen"". This Succulent will spread kinda fast once it gets started good. It's great ground cover outside. It's low & spreads wide.

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 05, 2018
    Hi :)
    A chicken and hen plant is a type of fern. This popular fern is commonly available and is suitable for indoor or atrium plantings or in a shaded moist position in the garden. It can also be successfully grown in a hanging basket. Fronds are dark green and can reach 3 feet. The little plantlets produced on the fern fronds are a remarkable feature.
    There is also a succulent that's called hens and chicks. I'm enclosing a link to a video that will give you tons of info on it.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 05, 2018
    You can get them at a garden center. They like slightly sandy soil. I have in an old wooden planter. They prefer to be crowed over having a lot of room. You should have really good drainage in the pot. I move them from my sunny patio to a sheltered area next to a chimney / and wall in the winter for protection.
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