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Chick Charms® Key Lime Kiss™ Cute Mini Succulents - grown in a 3.5" Pot

Chick Charms® Key Lime Kiss™ Cute Mini Succulents - grown in a 3.5" Pot

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You will receive one live plant grown in a 3.5” pot. This plant will be carefully packaged and may be shipped bare root or with some soil removed.

Key Lime Kiss are smaller Chick Charms, but the abundance of chicks will make up for its size. 

  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 2″
  • Space: 4-6″
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Water: Allow soil to dry between waterings
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Hens and Chicks are deer resistant and will attract bees and butterflies. They are great for rock gardens as well as low-growing borders in especially dry areas, such as stone walls or exposed foundations where it is hot and dry. Works wonders in poor, well-drained soils in full sun.

Planted en masse, Sempervivum makes for an interesting landscape feature. Place plants 4-6” apart. Remove spent flower stalks—may take several years to blossom. Each mother plant, or hen, will die off after blooming—remove from garden.

Rarely needs dividing, but can be divided spring-early autumn by detaching chicks from the mother plant.

Grows With: Lavendula (lavender), Rosmarinus (rosemary), other Sempervivum, other plants that can tolerate extreme drought.

Water Use: Low

Watering Details: Barely water except in very extreme drought conditions.

Soil pH: Not particular about soil pH.

Fertilizer: No need to fertilize.

Diseases & Pests: Does not do well in wet locations or heavy soils.
CULTURE: Sempervivum plants need full sun. Plants prefer average to rather poor, sandy or rocky soil, which must drain quickly. Do not fertilize. Space 6" apart. Plants have few problems except when soil is too heavy or too damp. In Europe, plants are often grown tucked into corners of rooftops, without the benefit of any soil at all. That led to another common name, Houseleeks.

SUGGESTED USE: In rock gardens, trough gardens, wall crevices, dry gardens, edging, in strawberry jars or other containers, crafts such as wedding favors or fairy gardens.

"Sempervivum" means "lives forever," which plants seem to do under the correct conditions. The original rosette of leaves dies after it flowers, two, three, or more years after planting. But by then, new offsets are already there to take the place of the mother plant. "Hens and Chickens" refers to the fact that a mature clump reminds one of a hen surrounded by her chicks.

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