Plant Care Small Nettle

Small Nettle

Also known as

Nettle, Annual nettle, Dwarf nettle, Dog nettle and Burning nettle


Urtica urens

How to care for Small Nettle


How often to water your Small Nettle

Water needs for Small Nettle
0.5 cups
every 9

Small Nettle 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 Small Nettle

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Small Nettle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Small Nettle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Small Nettle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Small Nettle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Small Nettle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Small Nettle

Small Nettle

Small Nettle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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