Post a reply

Image
May 4, 2020 9:40 AM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Annuals Houseplants Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Peppers Seed Starter
Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Vegetable Grower Beavers
Hello everyone! I got these two succulents from a friend (actually my son did), and I'm pretty sure they're some type of hen and chicks, or just some type of sempervivum.

If they are hen and chicks, then what type?
And if not, is it a sempervivum at all?

Thanks so much everyone!

Thumb of 2020-05-04/KFredenburg/792be9
Thumb of 2020-05-04/KFredenburg/a61a53
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
Last edited by KFredenburg May 4, 2020 10:47 AM Icon for preview
Image
May 4, 2020 10:39 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Probably calcareum, or a variant/cultivar of it. Semps can vary a lot thanks to hybrids, cultivars and different growing conditions.
Image
May 4, 2020 10:48 AM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Annuals Houseplants Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Peppers Seed Starter
Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Vegetable Grower Beavers
Thanks @skopjecollection! They definitely look like it, except for the color, but I think that's because it's a variant/cultivar of it, like you said.

My son @Johannian will be happy it was identified.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
Last edited by KFredenburg May 4, 2020 10:48 AM Icon for preview
Image
May 4, 2020 10:49 AM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
There is none truly good but God.
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Garden Research Contributor Sempervivums Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
Honor thy father and thy mother, do unto your neighbor as you would have them do unto you. (Mat. 19:19)
Image
May 4, 2020 10:55 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Color changes throughout the year. Like I said, growing conditions. Plants can be purple in march, blue in august and lime green in december...
Image
May 4, 2020 11:12 AM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Annuals Houseplants Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Peppers Seed Starter
Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Vegetable Grower Beavers
Thanks, good to know!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
Image
May 5, 2020 7:28 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
My gardening Blog!
Handmade quilts, new & vintage fabrics in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Instagram Sewing posts
Image
May 5, 2020 8:37 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
I've been gone all day and just got back. Thanks for the call out Sue.

@KFredenburg Hi Kim, nice sempervivum you have there. I agree with Stefan, it is a type of S. calcareum. It's looks will change quite a bit once it settles in. The colors will pretty much remain as they are. Might get a little deeper colored, or lighter. Here is a link to a list of different S. calcareum.
https://garden.org/plants/sear...
Image
May 5, 2020 8:42 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Annuals Houseplants Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Peppers Seed Starter
Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Vegetable Grower Beavers
Thanks so much for the info @valleylynn!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
Image
May 5, 2020 9:06 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
You are welcome Kim. They will do better if you top dress the soil with some kind of chicken grit or maybe clean 1/4 minus sharp gravel, not the rounded smooth type of gravel. This will keep the bottom leaves from rotting when laying on the soil. I would also clean out all the old crispy leaves on the underside. This time of year they grow fast and they should start producing offsets soon.
I really like their blue green color, the maroon tips make a beautiful contrast.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Ipswich Bounty"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.