Two succulents share the nickname hens-and-chicks. Both produce "chicks" -- babies slightly offset from the mother hen. Echeveria elegans forms flat rosettes with rounded edges. Sempervivum tectorum also forms rosettes, but each leaf is flatter and more pointed. Echeveria grows arching bell-shape blooms every year. Sempervivum grows pink star-shape flowers on plants that die after flowering, after which the chicks continue the cycle. Overwatering causes rot. To propagate, pot the chicks.
Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa) Allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out between watering. During dormancy in winter, water only enough to keep the soil from drying out completely. Grow in medium to bright filtered light. Fertilize three times in summer with a 10-10-10 fertilizer.
Soil for succulents: · Modify regular potting mixes by creating a 50/50 blend of potting mix and sharp sand. · Fertilize regularly with low-dose fertilizer during the active seasons of spring and summer to compensate for a lack of fertility in the soil mix. · Pair succulents with other succulents rather than with plants that require rich soil and even moisture. The tw
Paddle plant (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora) Zones: 10 to 11 Size: 1 foot tall and wide Conditions: Bright shade Its leaves are flat, like pancakes, layered into an odd rosette. This plant bolts when it blooms, with the center stem elongating into a gangly white stalk. Once paddle plant flowers, cut off the stem and give the remnant of the plant good care. It will soon produce many new offsets that can be plucked off and rooted. 10 Outstanding Succulents - Fine Gardening Article