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About House Leek
Common Houseleek is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae native to the mountains of southern Europe. It is cultivated in Europe for its appearance, and a Roman tradition that says it protects buildings against lightning strikes. It thrives in sandy or gravelly soils and will tolerate poor soils and some drought. It's at its best when planted in groups or massed as a ground cover.
Also known as
Hens and Chicks, houseleek and Desert Rose Sempervivum
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 located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 17th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 18th, 2022
Louisville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to increase by 21.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per…
January 18th, 2022
This month, Louisville is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of d…
House Leek 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 Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.
House Leek does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.