Hens-and-chicks plant
I have hens-and-chicks growing in a strawberry jar and they are blooming and the babies are getting very long (they are all approx. 3 inches long). How do I get them back to a mounded look and should I remove the flower stalks? Thank You.
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No. Hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) sends up flowering stalks, and then the mother plant dies. Remove the dead plant after flowering and you'll find the babies beneath it, ready to break through and take its place. You'll get that mounded look back soon enough as they grow.

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