Plant Care Dotted Beebalm

Dotted Beebalm

About Dotted Beebalm

Monarda punctata is a native herbaceous perennial to the eastern U.S. It is a clump-forming, mint family member. It can be found in dry forests and over rocky areas and has a medium flammability rating.


Monarda punctata

Also known as

horse-mint, spotted beebalm and dotted horsemint

How to care for Dotted Beebalm


How often to water your Dotted Beebalm

Water needs for Dotted Beebalm
0.5 cups
every 9

Dotted Beebalm 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Dotted Beebalm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dotted Beebalm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dotted Beebalm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dotted Beebalm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dotted Beebalm

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

Difficulty Level

Dotted Beebalm is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dotted Beebalm

Dotted Beebalm

Dotted Beebalm

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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