Galline e pulcini in crescita (Sempervivum tectorum)

Il nome Sempervivium è latino per “vivere per sempre”. In realtà non vivono per sempre, ma poiché producono così tanti “pulcini” o piantine, sembrano durare per sempre. Inoltre, rimangono sempreverdi durante tutto l’anno, anche nei climi freddi. Galline e pulcini sono anche piante dure e resistenti alla siccità.
Galline e pulcini, semprevivo, porro della casa sul tetto
Galline e pulcini sono ampiamente adattabili.
These are not tall plants, except when they stretch out to flower. Expect your Hens and Chicks plants to reach 3 to 6 inches (h) x 6 to 12 inches (w)
Hens and Chicks are not grown for their flowers, but when they do, it is usually during summer.
There are hundreds of varieties, but you’ll probably need to go to a specialty nursery or catalog to find most of them. Most nurseries simply sell the common Hens and Chicks.
You can use Hens and Chicks in the garden, but they can get lost. Planting a large patch or using them along edges will help them stand out.
Planting them in a pot and raising it off the ground will make them more or a feature. A classic way to feather them is in strawberry pots, although you’ll need to divide them as they outgrow the pot. They are also a natural with hypertufa planters or any kind of stone container.
If you have a rock garden or rock wall, you have the perfect environment for growing Hens and Chicks. Tuck them into the crevices or let them drape over a rock wall. Stone provides the perfect balance of drainage, radiant heat, and root protection.
Another option is mixing Hens and Chicks with creeping sedum, to make a nice lawn alternative in no traffic areas.
Once established, the maintenance of hens and chicks is minimal. Dovrai rimuovere le vecchie galline, dopo la fioritura, e dividere i pulcini secondo necessità. Tranne in situazioni estremamente calde e secche, non avrai nemmeno bisogno di dare loro acqua supplementare. Non è necessario alcun fertilizzante.

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