Plant Family Guides: Sempervivum---Hens-&-Chicks Guides
Succulents are a diverse group of plants known for their ability to store water in their leaves, stems, and roots. They are found in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors, making them popular choices for indoor and outdoor gardens.
Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)
Native to Southern Europe and Western Asia, Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks or Houseleek) is a mat-forming succulent, that produces irresistible, evergreen rosettes of thick, fleshy leaves. Cute but tough, their beauty resides largely in their infinite variations. They are available in a wide range of colors, from light to dark green to brown, pink and purple, either at the tips of the leaves or throughout the whole plant. The leaves may be pointed or rounded, glossy or matte, with a waxy bloom or with downy hairs. Their foliage colors vary with the sun exposure, the seasons and the climate.
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