Plant Care Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

About Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Sempervivum 'Silver King'
Sempervivum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

Water

How often to water your Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

Water needs for Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'
0.5 cups
every 12

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' 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 Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

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 Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hens and Chicks 'Silver King': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hens and Chicks 'Silver King' in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

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

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Care Summary for Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'

Hens and Chicks 'Silver King'


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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