Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
Also known as
Sempervivium 'Pacific Blue Ice'
Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice'
How to care for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
How often to water your Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
Blue Ice Hen 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 Denver, Colorado.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in your home
Blue Ice Hen 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 Denver, Colorado ⛅.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
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 Blue Ice Hen and Chicks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
It’s common for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks is native to the Mediterranean.
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
Care Summary for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Denver, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.