Plant Care Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon

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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 located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Purple Dragon in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

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Growing Purple Dragon in Omaha right now

Light needs for plant Purple Dragon in Omaha, Nebraska

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Omaha is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Purple Dragon in Omaha, Nebraska

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.3% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Omaha is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Omaha is expected to decrease by 27.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Purple Dragon in Omaha, Nebraska

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Omaha is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of daylig…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Omaha, Nebraska ⛅.


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.

When to repot Purple Dragon

Nutrient needs for plant Purple Dragon in Omaha, Nebraska

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Omaha is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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Difficulty Level

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

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

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 your location in Omaha, Nebraska, 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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Beautiful violet flowers, It blooms.

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