Sempervivum 'Andrenor'

Sempervivum 'Andrenor'


Sempervivum 'Andrenor'

Sempervivum 'Andrenor' is a hardy succulent with long, thin, bright green leaves, tipped and backed with fiery red. Rosettes are up to 4…

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ‘Andrenor’) – Succulent plants

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ‘Andrenor’) is an ornamental, hardy succulent plant with long, thin, bright green leaves, tipped and backed with fiery red. The rosettes are up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter. It is ideal for containers, rock gardens, as a ground cover, or anywhere else you can imagine. Great winter color.

Scientific Classification:

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Sempervivum

Scientific Name: Sempervivum ‘Andrenor’
Common Names: Hens and Chicks, Houseleek, Live Forever

How to grow and maintain Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ‘Andrenor’):

It thrives best in full sun to light shade. In indoor an east or west-facing window where they receive four to six hours of sunlight is ideal.

It grows well in a well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic) or an equal part sharp sand with all-purpose potting mix.

Water regularly during the summer and spring. keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. You can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. Reduce water in the winter.

It prefers an average summer temperature 65 degrees Fahrenheit – 70 degrees Fahrenheit / 18 degrees Celsius – 21 degrees Celsius. In winter, some varieties can withstand temperatures down to freezing.

Fertilize with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the season or weekly with a weak liquid solution. Use a balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer at 1/4 strength on mature plants, and a fertilizer with less nitrogen on young plants.

Re-pot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To re-pot, a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you re-pot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

It can be easily propagated by offsets, leaves or small cuttings. Take leaves or small cuttings and allow them to dry and heal over for about a week. Next place them in the sand and wait for the tiny rosettes to start in a few weeks. Sempervivum earned their famous name “Hen and Chicks” from their growth habit. The mother plant, or hen, sends off numerous offsets, which will cluster around her base like chicks. These offsets can be easily re-potted, or the plants can be left to form a clumping mat.

Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest or disease problems. Mealybugs can be a problem, and if dead leaves are not expelled from the plant, it can attract other insect pests or have problems with fungus.

Andrenor Sempervivum

Andrenor Sempervivum

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Andrenor's bright green leaves are tipped and backed with fiery red. Great winter color.
Nicholas Moore (UK), 1950s

Foliage Color:

Spring - Red Summer - Green with Light Red Tips

Mature Size:
Shipping Size:

You'll receive a 1.5"-2" rosette as well as multiple offsets.
All plants are shipped bare root with an established, healthy root system.

Growth Rate:
Cold Hardiness Zones:

4-9 View Map
Cold Hardy to -20° to -30°F

Sempervivum Overview:

Sempervivum, or Hens & Chicks grow in a fantastic clump/mat of colorful rosettes. Plants thrive in porous soil with full to part sun. Soil and light conditions can change the look of the varieties drastically. Once established, sempervivum are drought tolerant. As an added benefit, succulents are deer resistant. These plants can survive when grown indoors, but they look their best when grown outside.

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Sempervivum Platform

If you believe all hen & chicks look alike, take a closer look. The common name has a variety of succulents that fall under its umbrella. In the colder regions, the hardy Sempervivums are commonly thought of as hen & chicks. In warmer climates, the tender Echevarias share the same common name. The same goes for the hardy Jovibarbas and tender Graptoverias.

The common name came about because each plant grows and produces plants (chicks) around their perimeter. You can easily pull the chicks off and replant in other areas where they will readily root themselves into a permanent position.

I found this platform with an open basket weave tucked away in the corner of a nursery. I lined the basket with sphagnum moss, although a coco fiber will work too. After I filled the basket with potting soil, I planted the hen & chicks, and covered the soil with granite chips.

Since these succulents are monocarpic, when the hen flowers, that is the end of her life. However, she produces enough babies to take over her position when she dies.

The chicks will grow over an edge in search of a place to root, and dangle by their stems that are still attached to the mother plant. Later in the year, many of the chicks draped over the side of the basket, which added to its charm.

Sempervivum 'Silberspitz' buds and flowers.

Watch the video: Succulent Propagation and Growth Time Lapse Compilation