Plant Care Common Selfheal

Common Selfheal

About Common Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris is a perennial wildflower that can be recognized by its erect, flowering spikes and hairy bracts. Its native habit includes moist fields, roadsides, pastures, and along woodlands. It can be grown in full sun but may need some shade in hot dry conditions. It is the host plant for the Clouded Sulphur butterfly.


Prunella vulgaris

Also known as

Lance selfheal, Heal-all, Common self-heal and Heart-of-the-earth

How to care for Common Selfheal


How often to water your Common Selfheal

Water needs for Common Selfheal
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Selfheal 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 Common Selfheal

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Selfheal in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Selfheal: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Selfheal love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Selfheal does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Selfheal

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

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Care Summary for Common Selfheal

Common Selfheal

Common Selfheal

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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