Plant Care Black Prince

Black Prince

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Black Prince has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Black Prince has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Black Prince

There are hundreds of plants belonging to the Echeveria genus, each with its own unique colors and patterns.The wild species are native to Central America and were named after the botanical illustrator Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. They're super easy to grow as long as they get lots of sunlight. ☀️ They can be easily propagated by stem or leaf, making it easy to catch 'em all!

Taxonomy

Echeveria 'Black Prince'
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Black Hens and Chicks

How to care for Black Prince

💦 Water

How often to water your Black Prince

Water needs for Black Prince
0.5 cups
every 12

Black Prince needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Prince

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Black Prince in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Prince: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Prince love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black Prince does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Prince in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Prince

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Prince: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Prince after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Black Prince thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Black Prince Water Frequency →

Black Prince Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Black Prince requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Black Prince Light Requirements →

Black Prince Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Black Prince enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Black Prince Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Black Prince is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Black Prince →

When and How to Successfully Repot Black Prince →


💩 Fertilizer

Black Prince grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Black Prince to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Black Prince is native to Central and northern South America.


🌸 Flowers

Black Prince produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Black Prince

Black Prince

Black Prince


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Black Prince has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Black Prince has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Black Prince has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Black Prince has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@camryn avatar
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leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 369 XP
globe Little Rock, AR
05/05/2021

Fancy, wonderful, succulent.

Survivor Survivor
@SucculentJade avatar
@@SucculentJade
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 927 XP
03/05/2021

It’s a beautiful Echeveria that I got from a grower

@greengracie16 avatar
@@greengracie16
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 58 XP
globe Roseburg, OR
03/04/2021

Grows great in sunlight!

Fast grower Fast grower

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