Hens and Chicks
4.4 out of 5 (129 experiences)
About Hens and Chicks
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
Houseleek and Desert Rose Sempervivum
How to care for Hens and Chicks
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 San Diego, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 28th, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
January 30th, 2023
San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 27.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.2 megajoules of energy per …
January 29th, 2023
This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of da…
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 San Diego, California ⛅.
Hens and Chicks 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 Hens and Chicks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.