Plant Care Black-Leaved Bugle

Black-Leaved Bugle


Ajuga 'Black Scallop'

How to care for Black-Leaved Bugle


How often to water your Black-Leaved Bugle

Water needs for Black-Leaved Bugle
0.5 cups
every 9

Black-Leaved Bugle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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-Leaved Bugle

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Black-Leaved Bugle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black-Leaved Bugle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black-Leaved Bugle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black-Leaved Bugle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Black-Leaved Bugle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Black-Leaved Bugle

Black-Leaved Bugle

Black-Leaved Bugle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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