Plant Care Purple Deadnettle

Purple Deadnettle

About Purple Deadnettle

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 Purple Deadnettle


How often to water your Purple Deadnettle

Water needs for Purple Deadnettle
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Deadnettle 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 Purple Deadnettle

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Purple Archangel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Deadnettle: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Purple Deadnettle 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 Purple Deadnettle

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

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Care Summary for Purple Deadnettle

Purple Deadnettle

Purple Deadnettle

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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