Sempervivums (hens and chicks) are a hardy succulent alpine plant. The name sempervivum means "live-forever". They are well adapted to survive in some of the poorest soil and drought conditions. Sempervivum form low-growing rosettes of succulent leaves with a variety of colors ranging from pink, red, purple and green. Each rosette produces new offsets that root quickly. Left to grow on their own, these clumps will spread to form beautiful dense cushions of attractive growth.