Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks

separate hens and chicks sempervivum

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks to grow more free plants. Sempervivum, most commonly known as Hens and Chicks are easy to propagate and separate. It is a great way to grow your succulent collection. You will be amazed at how easy it is to do!

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks

I purchased two Sempervivum plants at my favorite local nursery. One I planted ‘as is’ in its own pot. The other I separate to grow my succulent collection. Keep reading to learn more.

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Sempervivum - Hens and Chicks

Begin by removing the hens and chicks from the plastic nursery container. Gently loosen each rosette. Pull to separate the baby “chick” from the “hen”. Try to get as much of the roots as possible. This will ensure the highest chance of success. 

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Separate Hens and Chicks

Continue gently pulling apart each plant until you have the desired amount of plants separated. 

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Pull your Sempervivum gently apart

You may feel a little hesitant at first. Don’t worry! Your plant will be just fine.

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Be brave & pull!

You can keep a few clumped together or separate them individually. Plant in well draining succulent or cactus soil. Wait a few days to water. This will allow any broken or damaged roots to heal.

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Baby chick separated from the "Hen"

Watch the full tutorial on how to separate Hens and Chicks below.

Plant each Sempervivum succulent in well draining soil. Water every 1-2 weeks in summer and every 3-4 weeks in winter. They look great planted with Crassula Ovata or Short Leaf Aloe. Hens and chicks are a perfect addition to succulent arrangements.

Easily separate Sempervivum Hens and Chicks
Separated Sempervivum

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