Genus - Sempervivum

Sempervivum is commonly called Hens and Chicks. It is also known as liveforever. This is a genus of over 40 species. The name is derived from the Latin, "semper" meaning always, and "vivum" meaning living.

The mature plant 'The Hen"reproduces asexually by sending offsets "Chicks" laterally in all directions. It usually takes the hen a few years to flower after which it dies and leaves the offsets to become new hens.

Most sempervivum prefer a dry sunny location for best growth.