hen and chicks are rotting..whats happening - Knowledgebase Question

williamsburg, oh
Question by annaj477
August 3, 2007
MY HEN AND CHICKS IN THE ROCK GARDEN HAVE GROWN BIGGER THAN EVER THIS YEAR. BUT NOW THEY ARE ROTTING. i DONT SEE ANY BUGS. THE PETALS ARE TURNING YELLOW AND ROTTING.IN SOME, THE WHOLE BLOSSEM IS ROTTED.i HAVE TAKEN THE BABIES AND REPOTTED THEM. WHAT TO DO?????


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Answer from NGA
August 3, 2007

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What you are witnessing is perfectly normal. The "hens" will die after flowering, but by that time they will have produced numerous "chicks" or "chickens" to take their place. To propagate, simply split off the chickens from the parent plant and transplant them. Providing contact with the soil should be sufficient for transplanting, since hens and chicks root readily.

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