Hens and Chicks are one of our favorite succulent plants. They look like puffy rosettes. The tips of the leaves are very sharp so you don’t have to worry about garden pests such as deer, rabbits, etc. The leaves of succulent plants retain water, so there is no need to water very often. For beginner gardeners, Hens and Chicks are a good choice because they are very easy to grow and maintain. For 6 reasons to grow Hens and Chicks, see below …
6 Reasons to Grow Hens and Chicks!
- Hens and Chicks are very easy to maintain. They require no fertilizer; no pruning; and very little water.
- Hens and Chicks add a unique and interesting plant to your garden, since there is no other plant that compares to them. They look like puffy rosettes!
- Hens and Chicks are very hardy, durable plants. They can endure very cold Zone 7 weather, and very hot weather.
- Hens and Chicks multiply on their own, so you can dig up a clump and move some to a different area in your garden.
- Hens and Chicks are resistant to garden pests such as deer and rabbits. The leaf tips are very sharp, which provides protection for the plant.
- Hens and Chicks make great gifts, especially for friends and family who don’t have a “green thumb.”
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If you would like to grow Hens and Chicks in your garden, check with your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, online Burpee Gardening, or eBay for their selection of Hens and Chicks, or other succulent plants! For more succulent plants in our garden, watch our Succulent Gardening playlist on YouTube! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!