Mexican hens and chicks. Hens and chicks are members of the sempervivum group of succulent plants. Close up of blooms hen and chicks also known as hen and chickens or hen widdies in the american south is a common name for a group of small succulent plants a term that indicates a plant that possesses enlarged parts to store water. Echeveria elegans is one of the most renowned species known also as mexican hens and chicks or mexican rose which it definitely resembles drought smart plants succulents. Its name came about because the leaves look as if they are positioned upside down.
As drought tolerant succulents hens and chicks plants are rock garden perennials par excellence. It is fortunate then that this plant is so common. Description of topsy turvy echeveria runyonii topsy turvy is a cultivar actually a mutant form of echeveria runyonii. Their gardens and containers.
The perfect symmetry the soft yet eye catching tones this fat plant looks like a dream. Another option is to grow this succulent in cracks whether it be in stone walls or between garden stepping stones. Their need for sharp drainage makes them a perfect fit. Mexican hens and chicks.
Easy and not fussy about the cold keep it dry over the cold bits on top of the lovely whorl of succulent leaves it will give you a wonderful cascade of sublimely coloured dainty flowers. Hens and chicks plants are so called because of the rosette shape and habit of the plant to produce numerous babies. Echevieria lola or mexican hens and chicks. It produces short racemes of bell shaped yellow orange flowers in winter and early spring.
They are commonly called houseleeks and grow well indoors and out in cool or hot temperatures. Echeveria is often called hens and chicks for the habit of forming small baby rosettes at the base of the mother plant. Echeveria ramillete is a small succulent that forms rosettes up to 4 inches 10 cm in diameter of fleshy frosty green leaves with red tips when temperatures get cool.