Plant Care Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Also known as

Sempervivium 'Pacific Blue Ice'

Taxonomy

Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice'
Sempervivum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Water

How often to water your Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Water needs for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks
0.5 cups
every 12

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 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.

Calculate water needs of Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

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Growing Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in San Diego, California

Sunlight will increase by 29.2% ☀️

February 1st, 2023

San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 29.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in San Diego, California

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

February 4th, 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 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Ice Hen and Chicks: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 San Diego, California ⛅.

Blue Ice Hen and Chicks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue Ice Hen 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 Blue Ice Hen and Chicks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Nutrient needs for plant Blue Ice Hen and Chicks in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 5th, 2023

The growing potential in San Diego is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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Care Summary for Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Blue Ice Hen and Chicks

Blue Ice Hen and Chicks


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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