Plant Care Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Also known as

violet queen

Taxonomy

Echeveria 'Violet Queen'
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Water

How often to water your Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Water needs for Violet Queen Hens and Chicks
0.5 cups
every 12

Violet Queen Hens and Chicks needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…

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Light needs for plant Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of …

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Finding light for Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Violet Queen Hens and Chicks: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Violet Queen Hens and Chicks love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Violet Queen Hens and Chicks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Violet Queen Hens and Chicks: 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 Violet Queen Hens and Chicks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Nutrient needs for plant Violet Queen Hens and Chicks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Philadelphia is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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Care Summary for Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Violet Queen Hens and Chicks

Violet Queen Hens and Chicks


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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