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.scarlet. ADMIN May 8, 2008
Thanks for all the additions! I really want to focus on the center of these succulents, the beautiful starlike bloom. I think it's more pleasing to the eye than a planter full of them or with pots in the picture.

Group Description

Hen and chicks is a common name for a group of small succulents belonging to the flowering plant family Crassulaceae, native to Europe and northern Africa. They grow close to the ground with leaves formed around each other in a rosette, and propagating by offsets. The 'hen' is the main plant, and the 'chicks' are the offspring, which start as tiny buds on the main plant and soon sprout their own roots, taking up residence close to the mother plant.

Aeonium is a genus of about 35 species of succulent, subtropical plants of the family Crassulaceae. Most of them are native to the Canary Islands. Some species are found in Madeira, Morocco and in eastern Africa (for example in the Semien Mountains of Ethiopia).

Echeveria is a large genus of succulents in the Crassulaceae family, native from Mexico to northwestern South America. The genus is named after the 18th century Mexican botanical artist, Atanasio Echeverria y Godoy. Many of the species produce numerous offsets, and are commonly known as 'Hen and chicks', which can also refer to other genera such as Sempervivum that are significantly different from Echeveria.

aeoniums & hen and chicks. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

NO pictures of actual hens or chickens! Also please no pictures with pots, planters, actual flowers or other items except the bloom in the photo.


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