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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

Plant care guide for Lamium Purpureum in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Lamium Purpureum in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Lamium Purpureum in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Lamium Purpureum in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 31.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Lamium Purpureum in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.


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.

When to repot Lamium Purpureum

Nutrient needs for plant Lamium Purpureum in Boston, Massachusetts

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

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very 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 r…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

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 your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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