Chick and Hen Question

shelia__greenthumb(6)August 6, 2012

I bought some from Michigan Bulb. They were supposed to be red but they are green with a little bit of red on tips.

When they eventually turn red or stay green? Thanks for your advice.

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Are they true "Hens and Chicks" (Sempervivum sp)? Usually, the red color comes from sun exposure or sometimes from temperature changes in the fall. Like their succulent cousins, they change with the season depending where you live. Here in Michigan winter causes all of my Echeveria to turn green.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 5:11PM
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Depends on the variety, but more sun should redden.
In CT, Mine will get color, but not bright red or fully colored.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:41PM
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