Sempervivum Tectorum a.k.a Hens and Chicks, thick, fleshy pads arranged in 3-4" rosettes. The leaves are usually pointed and some have purple tips. They are low growing evergreen succulent plants that look a little like rubbery roses. They are considered alpine or rock garden plants, because of their hardiness and drought resistance. The original rosette, the 'Hen' produces tiny rosette offsets that are known as the 'Chicks'. The name Sempervivium is Latin for "live forever". They don't really live forever, but since they produce the 'chicks' or plantlets, they seem to last forever.