What is this plant? (Hens & Chicks, Sempervivum Tectorum)

Can someone tell me what that plant is in the picture with the old boot planter. I know it's a type of cacti but from there I'm stumped. Here's the picture.

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Gayle from Queen Creek, AZ

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Looks like what most people call Hens and Chicks. It's actually a succulent more than a cacti. Now you would think that I would know more about it since Cacti is the only thing I can really grow. Either way, you can make more of them by snapping off one of the newer growths and placing it in Cactus potting soil or even sand.

I know that wasn't specific, but I am upstairs my cactus books are downstairs and I am off to bed! But if you don't have any answers tomorrow I'll check up on it for you!

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I, too, have always called it Hens and Chicks. When I Googled, I found the latin name: Sempervivum Tectorum...I would much rather ask at the local greenhouse for Hens and Chicks, much easier for me to say. They are a succulent, evergreen perinnial, and they grow well in very poor conditions like sandy soils and hot areas. I have had them at every house I have lived at (seven) and if they weren't planted by the previous owner, I planted my own. They are a good plant to have for someone that doesn't have much time to care for plants, or someone that doesn't even have a green thumb!

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Chick & Hens are what we call them also. You can't kill them. Go ahead-try! My brother dug some up from his yard for me and left them by my backdoor in a 5 gallon bucket. They sat there all through a New England autumn and winter. I puled them out from under 6 inches of leaves the next spring and there they were-ready to go! I've always had them at every house I've lived in. They'll grow practically anywhere.

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It appears to me to be hens and chickens. It will reproduce small ones out to the sides hence the word chickens

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We've always called them hen and bitties! They are practically kill-proof.

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like everyone else said already : hens & chicks :) very cool planter too !

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54606/index.html

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Hi Melody, It is indeed Hens & Chicks from the Stonecrop family, just one of the many interesting Stonecrop varieties that thrive in drought tolerant locations.

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its true you cant kill the Hens and Chicks plants. A friend gave me a box full and I forgot and left the box under the back steps all summer, and boy it was hot! Well in the fall there they were all grown up together with NO dirt around them, and up thru the center grew a new moma plant just as pretty as you please. So I put then box in the shed and plan to plant them here in a couple weeks lol

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The plant is called hen and chicks and grows really good in St. George, and Arizona.

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Guess you know by now their Hens and Chickens. They thrive ANYWHERE. I love them.

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Just alittle laugh My son "watered" my mothers hens and chickens with gasoline. They still thrived

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It's called hens & chickens

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I HAVE MANY OF THESE PLANTS. I HAVE ANOTHER TYPE OF HEN AND CHICKEN . I HAVE ALWAYS CALLED THEM HEN AND BITTIE. I SAW IN A BOOK THAT YOUR TYPE CAN GROW REALLY,KEALY BIG . REALLY BIG. I HAVE ONE PLANTED IN MY YARD NOW.JUST TO SEE HOW BIG IT WILL.GET.

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Can you take the babies off and put them in dirt?

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What do I do with them for winter there in a hens and chicks planter? Thanks

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