Hen and Chicks (Multiple Options Available)

SKU: 425445
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Product Description

A delightful selection of easy to grow succulent plants in many curious shapes. The ideal starter plants for children, and adults may want to collect them all!

  • Fun and easy to grow.
  • Loves a bright windowsill.
  • Very collectable and makes a great gift.
  • Great starter plants for children.
  • Long-lived.

Product Details

Material
Plastic
Colour
Green, green with red edges, almost white, purple
Additional information
Most of the common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant.Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeveria are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Colour of flower
Multi-coloured
Care instructions
Feed with weak liquid fertiliser during growing season. Plants need a resting period of no feed and little water in Winter.
Colour of foliage
Multi-coloured
Hardiness
Prefers temperatures above 10C.
Planting instructions
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Planting position
Place in bright but indirect light.
Rate of growth
Average rate of growth.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
no
Soil type
Prefers a well-drained, multi-purpose compost with added grit.
Watering instructions
Place pot on a saucer of gravel and water from below. Reduce watering to almost nothing in Winter.
Latin name
Echeveria
Eventual height
12-15cm
Eventual width
10-13cm
Plant guarantee
no
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
10.5cm
Room temperature
Prefers average summer temps (65 degrees F - 70 degrees F). In winter, cool to 50 degrees F.
Room position
Full sun. Perfect for a sunny window.
Eventual dimensions
approx. 10cm
Deciduous
Evergreen - Retains leaves in Autumn and Winter.
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