A picture of a Blue Hens and Chicks

Blue Hens and Chicks

Echeveria secunda

Also known as

Blue Echeveria, Glaucous Echeveria

Echeveria secunda - Roscoff by Dinkum (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Blue Hens and Chicks

Echeveria secunda flor
Echeveria glauca II
E. Secunda in early June
A photo of Blue Hens and Chicks
A photo of Blue Hens and Chicks

Blue Hens and Chicks Overview

Echeveria secunda was previously known as Echeveria glauca. This plant is an evergreen, succulent perennial from the Crassulaceae family. Also known by the names Blue Hens and Chicks, Blue Echeveria and Glaucous Echeveria. This succulent forms attractive rosettes of blue-green, arrowhead-shaped leaves. These can reach 20cm in diameter and this plant tends to grow in clusters, producing offsets. Flowers are bi-coloured, pink and yellow at the tips, they are urn-shaped and produced on tall stems above the leaf rosettes. Blue Hens and Chicks are frost-tender plants, keep them above freezing temperatures, place in a position of full sun and well-draining soil for optimal growth. Water when the soil has thoroughly dried out for best results.

Common problems with Blue Hens and Chicks

How to propagate Blue Hens and Chicks

Cuttings

Division

Seed

Special features of Blue Hens and Chicks

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Other uses of Blue Hens and Chicks

Grown for their long-lasting flowers.