Plant Care Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon

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

Also known as

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


Lamium maculatum

How to care for Purple Dragon


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon

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.

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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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Riverside, CA

Beautiful violet flowers, It blooms.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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