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Hens & Chicks 200 Seeds - Semperviven - Perennial
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- Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family
- They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens
- It is the endless range of different leaf shapes, colours and textures that make this group so interesting to enthusiasts.
- 200 Seeds
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The rosettes are most striking in the spring and summer but even in the winter when growth stops, many varieties remain attractively coloured. It is the endless range of different leaf shapes, colours and textures that make this group so interesting to enthusiasts.
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Another thing that I noticed is that alot of reviewers were having trouble getting the seeds out. I recommend getting a stick (pen cap or pencil tip works well) getting it slightly wet (moist) and then the seeds will stick to it! This way you dont have to deal with the tiny seeds with your hands.
I tested 2 ways of germination, jiffy pellets and paper towels. My apartment is already at 77 F so I didn't get a heat lamp. I put the paper towels in a small tupperware and laid down about 20 seeds. I put another sheet on top to make sure all the seeds stayed on the towel itself. I wet the paper towel till it just dripped water. I also put three (or so) seeds in expanded jiffy pelletsFerry Morse Seed Co 5775 Jiffy Peat Pellets and placed them into a tupperware. I closed both the containers and placed them on my window sill. In 2 days I had seeds sprouted in both but the paper was easier to see and about 90% of those were sprouted by the third day.Read more ›
I placed my tiny seeds first on just a wet paper towel, so I monitor what is happening with the seeds. I made sure that the towel stayed moist at all times (since it was over the weekend, it was very easy to keep up) by spraying it gently with a basic spray bottle(about 2-3 times a day).
Yesterday I spotted some green sprouts already, but today there were many more - I would estimate the total about 95%. I transported carefully paper towel on pre-soaked final destination and sprinkled with pit moss to have some ground for new growth to grab on before paper towel discompose.
As I said again, I am really impressed with germination of these seeds and looking forward to see my sprouts grow into healthy plants.
After posting this I read other reviews on the product. I did put mine in the frige for 2 weeks+ before putting them in the soilless potting mix and once they sprouted I sprinkled chicken grit to help support the sprouts and provide better drainage. I also use a mister to water them since they are so very small too much water flow i would assume would greatly lessen your success.
Update 10.1.14: The seeds I received are not Sempervivum. It's been over 9 months and although the plants' leaves are slightly succulent, there are certainly no hens & chicks here. SixCity was the seller so I recommend ordering from somewhere else.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not one plant sprouted in the raised bed they were planted into ... I agree with the other reviewers; the instructions as to how to grow these is 'spartan' ... Another 'drag' ...Published 1 month ago by William Giese
there was not 200 seeds in the bag try 5 that's itPublished 1 month ago by Mrs. Janet Acker-chipman
I managed to get a few started but you have to be very careful to maintain the right level of moisture to keep them going. I was careless.Published 1 month ago by Christina Occubit
Nothing grew. Even had them started in a greenhouse to assure the best growing conditionsPublished 11 months ago by Eric