The Charming Hens and Chicks of the Plant World

Meet the Echeveria Secunda, a plant that's as fun to grow as it is to say. Known affectionately as 'Hens and Chicks', this non-woody perennial is a crowd-pleaser with its enduring, striking leaves and eye-catching flowers.

Echeveria secunda

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Very Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions (once every two weeks), rarely needs watering.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in alkaline to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Echeveria secunda

The Echeveria Secunda is a compact plant, standing between 4 to 6 feet tall and spreading 4 to 6 inches wide. Its leaves are a beautiful mix of azure, steel, olive, and maroon, while its flowers bloom in warm seasons, boasting golden, peach, and coral pink hues.

Did you know that the Echeveria Secunda is also known as 'Hens and Chicks' because of its growth habit? The 'mother' plant, or 'hen', produces tiny 'chick' plants around her, creating a cluster of plants.

Also known as

Hens and chicks

Our design recommendations

The Echeveria Secunda is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden designs. Its striking leaves and vibrant flowers make it a great choice for adding a pop of color to your garden. Plus, it's a drought-resistant plant, making it a low-maintenance option for busy gardeners. This plant is perfect for vessels, domestic plants, and courtyards. Its compact size makes it a great choice for small spaces, while its striking appearance ensures it stands out in larger landscapes.