As we roll into the dog days of summer, savor those long night a little longer with this Hen & Chick succulent! We've paired this little lady with some of our favorite watermelon gummies - our saccharine salute to the end of the season!
Hen and Chick?! You heard us correctly! This babe gets her name from her unique growth pattern. One larger rosette is surrounded by multiple bitty ones - just like a mama hen and her babies! Too cute, right?
Your new plant pal lives her best life in medium to high light. How do you find what's right? We recommend finding her a home that is no closer than 3 feet to your brightest window. This barnyard babe prefers sunnier climates. In the winter months, do your best to chase the daylight, moving her home if need be to maximize her exposure!
Your Hen & Chick succulent likes to life on the dry side. Make sure to let her completely dry out in between waterings. Get it on a schedule! We recommend setting your calendar and watering her once a week - about 1/2 cup should do the trick! Ease up your watering in winter months - cold and darker conditions set plants into hibernation mode, requiring less water. When watering, make sure to water the soil and not the rosette. Pooling water on the leaves can cause rot.
Over time you'll notice your Hen & Chick getting bigger and making more chicks! Each chick can be trimmed off and propagated to grow into her very own full sized plant - perfect for sharing with your friends.
Pro-tip: We recommend repotting your plant pal after 6 months to a year. A fresh batch of soil means fresh nutrients - that's a little Vitamin G!