Plant Care Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon

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Purple Dragon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
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Also known as

Spotted Deadnettle, Spotted Deadnettle, Spotted dead-nettle, Spotted henbit and Purple dragon

Taxonomy

Lamium maculatum
Lamium
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Purple Dragon

💦 Water

How often to water your Purple Dragon

Water needs for Purple Dragon
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Dragon 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 Dragon

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Spotted Deadnettle in your home

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

Purple Dragon 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 Dragon in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple Dragon

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Spotted Deadnettle →

Common Spotted Deadnettle Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Purple Dragon 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.

Spotted Deadnettle Water Frequency →

Spotted Deadnettle Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Purple Dragon 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 🏡.

Spotted Deadnettle Light Requirements →

Spotted Deadnettle 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 Dragon 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!

Best Soil Mix for Spotted Deadnettle →

When and How to Successfully Repot Spotted Deadnettle →


💩 Fertilizer

Purple Dragon 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Purple Dragon grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Spotted Deadnettle →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Purple Dragon can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Spotted Deadnettle Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Purple Dragon can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Dragon

Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon


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.

What other plant parents say

Purple Dragon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Purple Dragon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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