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.

Taxonomy

Lamium purpureum
Lamium
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

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

How to care for Purple Deadnettle

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple Deadnettle in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Purple Deadnettle prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Purple Archangel Water Frequency →

Purple Archangel Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Purple Deadnettle may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Purple Archangel Light Requirements →

Purple Archangel Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Purple Deadnettle does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Purple Archangel →


💩 Fertilizer

Purple Deadnettle grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Purple Archangel →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Purple Deadnettle can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Purple Archangel Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Purple Deadnettle

Purple Deadnettle

Purple Deadnettle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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