Plant Care Lamium Purpureum

Lamium Purpureum

About Lamium Purpureum

Purple Dead-nettle originates from Europe and Asia. It is low growing and blooms throughout the year. It can be found in lawns, along roads, gardens and meadows. Henbit has stemless leaves and prefers full sun to light shade and moist fertile soil.


Lamium purpureum

Also known as

Purple Archangel, Purple Archangel, Purple deadnettle, Red dead-nettle, Purple dead-nettle and Velikdenche

How to care for Lamium Purpureum


How often to water your Lamium Purpureum

Water needs for Lamium Purpureum
0.5 cups
every 9

Lamium Purpureum 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 Lamium Purpureum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Purple Archangel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lamium Purpureum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lamium Purpureum 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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How to fertilize Lamium Purpureum

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

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Care Summary for Lamium Purpureum

Lamium Purpureum

Lamium Purpureum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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