Plant Care nettle-leaved mullein

nettle-leaved mullein

About nettle-leaved mullein

nettle-leaved mullein is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

nettle-leaved mullein likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

nettle-leaved mullein belongs to the verbascum genus, and is native to South-Central Europe and Central Russia.


Verbascum chaixii

How to care for nettle-leaved mullein


How often to water your nettle-leaved mullein

Water needs for nettle-leaved mullein
0.5 cups
every 9

nettle-leaved mullein 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.

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 nettle-leaved mullein in your home

Light needs and placement for plant nettle-leaved mullein: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

nettle-leaved mullein love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

nettle-leaved mullein does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of nettle-leaved mullein in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize nettle-leaved mullein

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for nettle-leaved mullein: 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 nettle-leaved mullein after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

nettle-leaved mullein is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for nettle-leaved mullein

nettle-leaved mullein

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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