Status: In stock
- Mature Plant Size (H x W): 3-5" x 8-10"
- Deer Resistant
- Drought Tolerant
- Winter Interest
- Low Maintenance
Planting & Care for Chick Charms® Giants Copper Canyon Hens and Chicks
- Location: Choose a location with well-draining soil and ample sunlight. Giants Copper Canyon Hens and Chicks prefer full sun to partial shade.
- Soil: Use well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Sandy or rocky soil is ideal for these succulents.
- Planting Time: Plant in the spring or fall when the weather is mild.
- Planting Depth: Dig a shallow hole and plant the rosette at ground level. Ensure the roots are spread out and not cramped.
- Spacing: Space each rosette about 6 to 12 inches apart to allow them room to grow and spread.
- Watering Frequency: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Giants Copper Canyon Hens and Chicks are drought-tolerant.
- Avoid Overwatering: Overwatering can cause root rot and damage the plant. Adjust watering according to weather conditions.
- Fertilizer Type: Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer designed for succulents. Apply during the growing season (spring and summer) at half strength.
- Application: Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for appropriate dilution and application.
- Mulch: Apply a thin layer of gravel or pebbles around the base of the plant to retain moisture and prevent weeds. Avoid mulching too close to the center of the rosette.
Pruning and Maintenance
- Trimming: Remove any dead or damaged leaves from the rosettes as needed to maintain a tidy appearance.
- Propagation: Giants Copper Canyon Hens and Chicks can be propagated by separating offsets or chicks from the main rosette and replanting them.
- Cold Protection: In colder climates, you can cover the plants or move them indoors during winter months to protect them from freezing temperatures.
Pests and Diseases
- Pests: Keep an eye out for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- Diseases: Proper watering and well-draining soil can help prevent root rot, which is a common issue with succulents. Ensure good air circulation around the plants to prevent fungal problems.
Planting & Handling Help
Download our Planting and Handling Guide below to plan for a successful arrival and install of your plants. Be sure to water all plants as soon as they arrive and every day until you’re ready to plant. Keep any bare root bundles in a shady, cool spot with the roots covered at all times.
Watch our videos on handling bare root plants, how your order is prepared for shipment and more.
What is the difference between Containers, Grow Bags, Bare Root, and Balled & Burlap (B&B)?
Our FedEx and local shipping times depend on two factors, one is by the region and the second is the type of product being shipped. For example, small fruits are only shipped in spring, but majority of our perennials are shipped from spring until fall. Keep in mind the dates below act as a general guide. Due to unpredictable weather, staffing, inventory and industry demands these timelines can change. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of these times.
Shipping Dates by Region*
Northern Cold Region: April 22nd - November 7th
Northern Region: April 15th - November 7th
Middle Region: April 1st - November 7th
Southern Region: March 15th - November 7th
Local Delivery (small radius from Waterloo, WI): April 22nd - November 7th
Shipping Dates by Season*
Spring Shipping: Region Start Date (above) - May
Fall Shipping: September - November
Due to unpredictable weather, these times may vary. Some varieties are exceptions due to heat and plant health reasons. Enter your shipping zip code at the top of this page and be sure to check the shipping information on each product before you add it to your cart. If the product is too large or restricted in your state, you will not be able to checkout with that item in your cart.