Plant Care Mexican Hens
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Mexican Hens

Also known as

truffles and Pink Frills

Taxonomy

Echeveria shaviana
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Mexican Hens

Water

How often to water your Mexican Hens

Water needs for Mexican Hens
0.5 cups
every 12

Mexican Hens 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 Mexican Hens

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 Mexican Hens in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Hens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican Hens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Mexican Hens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican Hens

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

Care Summary for Mexican Hens

Mexican Hens

Mexican Hens


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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