My moms favorite plant

Baguio, Philippines
January 15, 2017 1:19am CST
I went to my mom's small garden in the backyard and I saw this wonderful plant. It is one of her favorite. I captured it to have some remembrance because soon she will be delivering it to the flower shop near our place. I love it.
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@owlwings (39070)
• Cambridge, England
15 Jan 17
I'm very fond of this plant, too. It's called 'Sempervivum' ('ever-living') and its specific name is 'tectorum', which means 'of the roofs' because it has been grown on the roofs of houses for thousands of years although its natural habitat would be rocks and cliffs, I suppose. I know it as 'House Leek' but it has many other names. It used to be sacred to Jupiter (the thunder god of the Romans) and so it is supposed to protect against thunder and lightning.
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
Thank you for sharing about the name of this plant because honestly, I don't know what they call it
@owlwings (39070)
• Cambridge, England
15 Jan 17
@shantalclay I don't suppose it has a Filipino name because I don't believe it's a native of the Philippines. It's very easy to propogate. Just break off one of the larger fleshy leaves and put it into some nice damp compost and it's very likely to grow new roots and become a new plant. It's quite tolerant, too. It only needs a little soil and, once it's established, it doesn't mind too much if it gets dry occasionally because it stores water in the leaves.
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
@owlwings Yeah, that's right. We can just water it ones or twice a week.
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@toniganzon (49159)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
Pretty succulent.
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
@toniganzon You might know the Filipino term for this plant?
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
@shantalclay So this is succulent. I see.
@toniganzon (49159)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
@shantalclay Sorry I don't know what it is in Filipino.
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@hereandthere (29637)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
it's pretty. the thick leaves remind me of aloe vera. but why is she delivering this plant to the flower shop?
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
Yeah, pretty it is. She is going to sell it. Once her plants are matured, she will deliver it to the flower shop, but she will get some of the plants' leaves to grow them again for a new plant.
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@toniganzon (49159)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
It's a succulent and aloe Vera belongs to the same family.
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@rina110383 (24141)
15 Jan 17
What is the name of the plant?
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
According to Owlwings, they call this as tectorum or house leek. Thanks to Owlwings for giving names to it since I don't know it either. I forgot to ask mom about it.
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
22 Jan 17
@shantalclay Another name that we call it in the United States is Hen and Chicks. Doesn't this one make little babies beside it?
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
22 Jan 17
It looks like a very nice succulent plant. It is nice your mom can sell plants to the flower shop.