Plant Care House Leek

House Leek

4.5 out of 5 (15 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 and houseleek

Taxonomy

Sempervivum tectorum
Sempervivum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

House Leek has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
House Leek has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
House Leek has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
House Leek has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
House Leek has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
House Leek has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Kaylathrivesonlife29 avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Kaylathrive…
Mayfield Heights, OH
Rating of the plant House Leek named Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny by Kaylathrivesonlife29 on Greg, the plant care app
03/14/2021

I had such a hard time with this succulent:( unfortunately I’m down to one little guy and he is not doing well at all.

Keyshaj avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant House Leek named Bruce Lee by Keyshaj on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

Hasn’t really grown much. Could be me I dunno. It’s cute though.

Amy75rn avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant House Leek named Coco by Amy75rn on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

Easy to care for. Beautiful little “chicks” already growing.

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@Redheadmade…
Nashua, NH
Rating of the plant House Leek named Figyonce by Redheadmadeofglitter on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

It’s an easy succulent to take care of! Very beautiful

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@Kylie
Sharpsville, PA
Rating of the plant House Leek named Kanye by Kylie on Greg, the plant care app
03/19/2021

I have so many of these and they’re so pretty outside

Maria avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant House Leek named Stella by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

Very low maintenance, cold hardy

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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 city 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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