Hens and Chicks

hens and chicks

Hens and Chicks a common name for a group of small succulent plants belonging to the flowering plant family Crassulaceae.  

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.

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