4.4 out of 5 (119 experiences)
Also known as
Hens and Chicks, houseleek and Desert Rose Sempervivum
What other plant parents say
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. …
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
House Leek needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.