Van der Steen
Sempervivum,  Succulent Library

Van der Steen (hens and chicks)

Van der Steen

Scientific Name: Sempervivum Tederheid

Genus: Sempervivum

The common name for this succulent is Van der Steen, however i have found most people will group all Sempervivum under the same common name as “hens and chicks”. This name is due to the genus, sempervivum, and its ability to reproduce via offshoots. The mother plant is the Hen and the shoots are referred to as chicks. This plant is incredibly cold hardy, and loves being planted outdoors. Its color ranges from green to orange and in some cases a dark red. The color changes with the season, and shows best when provided natural outdoor sunlight. This plant grows mainly in the spring and summer months. See below for more details on Van der Steen, or this hens and chicks succulent!

WATER: Little water, should be dry to touch completely before watering. READ MORE

LIGHT: filtered outdoor light, partial sun, or bright indoor light.

TEMP: Minimum temp of -20 degrees F. (-29 C)


SIZE: Rosettes typically range from 2 to 6 inches in diameter.

PATENT: Common plant and free to propagate!

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