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The real name for hens and chicks is Sempervivum. Semper is latin for always and vivum means alive. Well, why would the name of a plant that dies after flowering once mean “always alive” or “live forever?” It’s because they don’t typically flower for several years. Sometimes a plant will grow for 4 years or more without flowering. During those years of growing the plant continues to produce offsets. Once a plant does die it has usually produced many, many offsets to replace it, giving the appearance that it lives forever.

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