The main plant (or mother hen) surrounds herself with miniature replicas (her little chicks). This pretty succulent has a shape similar to an artichoke, but the leaves and color can vary. Leaves can be thick or thin, spiky or round-tipped, smooth or covered with fine hairs. Color variations range from pale sea green to dark olive, burgundy to red, purple to pink and even gray.
Chicks can be as small as a pea, and hens can grow as large as a dinner plate.