Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: When do Hens begin to put out their Chicks?

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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Aug 7, 2012 12:37 PM CST

I am perplexed - I have a goodly number of single hens and they are not reproducing. I have had them since early May Confused

do I have to wait all winter? I do have a Rubin that is trying to populate the world. But others just sit there.

Thanks,

Expectant Mom of bitties

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twitcher
Aug 7, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Generally in their second or third year. It depends on the variety.

Some pump out offsets like crazy, others will put out maybe one or two a year after a couple of years. I have one species semp whose name is escaping me at the moment since 2009 and have only received maybe two offsets total among 4 or 5 rosettes. I took other steps to increase them last year because I was worried about flowering. I think it is S. degenianum, a very nice looking species.

Be patient. Soon you will be overrun with the cackling and need earplugs.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Aug 7, 2012 3:12 PM CST

You took steps??? Is there a fertility product for semps?

I will try to be patient and allow them to mature at their own rate... but looking at all the pretty pictures makes it really hard Whistling


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twitcher
Aug 7, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Yes, its called a knife. Search this forum f
or "vertical division")
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2012 2:50 PM CST

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When they get going you will look back and wonder why you ever worried about them producing offsets. Blinking

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