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Grow Cobweb Hens and Chicks for a Spooky Centerpiece

Create a spooky centerpiece while expanding your indoor plant collection with a container of cobweb hens and chicks.

You may have grown these drought tolerant succulents outside in a container or as a groundcover in the garden. These evergreen succulents are hardy in zones 3 to 10 and thrive in full sun and well-drained soils.

The larger plant, the hen, produces and connects to small offsets, the chicks, via runners to form a plant up to 4 inches tall and 12 inches wide. The Cobweb variety of hens and chicks are covered with white web-like filaments.

Grow hens and chicks in a cacti and succulent potting mix. Place in a sunny window and cool location indoors when not being used as a centerpiece. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry. Overwatering and watering the crown of the plant can lead to rot and death of the plant.

A bit more information: Mature hens and chicks, like many perennials, will flower when mature. Remove the flower as it fades for a tidier appearance. The flowering rosette may die, but the chicks will quickly fill in.

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