This spectacular genus in the Crassulaceae family is commonly known as 'Hens & Chicks' or 'Houseleeks.' They are European in origin. Succulent evergreen perennial rosette exhibits a profound ability to survive dryness. The plants display a remarkable progression of color changes throughout the year. They are monocarpic and thus will flower and die, but they normally produce several generations of offsets (or 'chicks') before that happens.
Succulents require porous soil with adequate drainage, and bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.