Plant Care Black Hens and Chicks
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Black Hens and Chicks

Taxonomy

Sempervivum 'Black'
Sempervivum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Black Hens and Chicks

Water

How often to water your Black Hens and Chicks

Water needs for Black Hens and Chicks
0.5 cups
every 12

Black 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.

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 Black Hens and Chicks

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Black Hens and Chicks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Hens and Chicks: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Hens and Chicks 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Hens and Chicks

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

Care Summary for Black Hens and Chicks

Black Hens and Chicks

Black Hens and Chicks


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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