Plant Care House Leek

House Leek

4.4 out of 5 (119 experiences)

House Leek has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
House Leek has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Hens and Chicks, houseleek and Desert Rose Sempervivum

Taxonomy

Sempervivum tectorum
Sempervivum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

House Leek has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 70
House Leek has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 43
House Leek has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 42
House Leek has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 17
House Leek has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 15
House Leek has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 13
House Leek has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
House Leek has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 9
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@Haileybow
Noblesville, Indiana
Rating of the plant House Leek named Kanye by Haileybow on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

This plant is hardy and grows great outdoors. I keep mine inside, but this little guy has lasted three years outdoors in all the seasons. If they have enough room the will grow more and more baby’s. …

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@Carney
Powell, Tennessee
Rating of the plant House Leek named Chicks by Carney on Greg, the plant care app
04/22/2021

Here in the south we call them hen and chickens because as they grow bigger they sprout tiny new plants and it just repeats I love there hardy and can stand being out side all year round

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@Lillththeec…
Auckland
Rating of the plant House Leek named Honey by Lillththeecatus on Greg, the plant care app
06/29/2021

I love this little cutie! Sits so well in the terrarium with my string of buttons, so far has been easy to look after and looks adorable. Would totally recommend to new plant parents!

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@Kaylawilk
Lynchburg, Virginia
Rating of the plant House Leek named Sigmund by Kaylawilk on Greg, the plant care app
05/23/2021

I have watched this plant grow so so much. It’s grown about 2 inches since I first planted it! Super easy to take care of. I feel like you would have to try to actually kill it.

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@Mccall
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rating of the plant House Leek named Mum by Mccall on Greg, the plant care app
07/18/2021

Easy plant. I have her in a container with 2 burro-tails and a cactus. She requires very little maintenance. He babies keep on coming. It’s a fun little plant.

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@Jazzthespazz
Happy Valley, Oregon
Rating of the plant House Leek named Tigress by Jazzthespazz on Greg, the plant care app
06/06/2021

This came grown out already in a very small pot without drainage, I recommend a pot with drainage because mine browned and it’s been difficult to grow back.

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@Zvone
Zagreb, City of Zagreb
Rating of the plant House Leek named Nia by Zvone on Greg, the plant care app
06/17/2021

Maybe it’s because of the care or the soil conditions or even my location, but it browns easily. However, it’s very beautiful as a Plant.

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@Brandy
Pike, New York
Rating of the plant House Leek named Sphereis by Brandy on Greg, the plant care app
06/27/2021

He seems to be happy and growing well, but is he supposed to have all these tiny hairs? I don’t see them on most of the other pics.

Bravesmarla avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant House Leek named Succulent by Bravesmarla on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

This succulent is HARDY. He’s been through so much but now he’s thriving and living his best life. We should all be so lucky.

Tiak143 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant House Leek named Orwell by Tiak143 on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

I brought it home and it died within days.. not sure if it’s something I did, or if I just got a bad plant. 🤷🏻‍♀️ oh well!

How to care for House Leek

Water

How often to water your House Leek

Water needs for House Leek
0.5 cups
every 12

House Leek 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 House Leek

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for House Leek in your home

Light needs and placement for plant House Leek: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

House Leek may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize House Leek

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for House Leek: 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 House Leek after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for House Leek

House Leek

House Leek


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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