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How to care for Lamium flowers?

Plants of the genus Lamium are herbs that grow and multiply very quickly. Many of them produce flowers that, although small, have great ornamental value; and since the size they reach once adult is small, its cultivation in pots is totally indicated.

So if you want to know how to take care of them so that they can give you flowers every season, don’t hesitate to continue reading.

Origin and characteristics

Lamium flexuosum Image – Wikimedia/ Nordschitz

Lamiums are herbaceous and rhizomatous plants native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The genus is made up of some 30 accepted species, although more than 300 have been described. They can be annual or perennial, depending on the variety. The most popular are:

  • Lamium amplexicaule: known as little shoes, bunnies or tame nettle, it is an annual creeping plant native to Eurasia that reaches 25cm in height.
  • Lamium album: it is a perennial herb native to Europe that reaches 50cm in height. It is very similar to the common nettle ( Urtica dioica ), except for the stinging hairs.
  • Lamium maculatum: It is a herbaceous native to Europe and temperate Asia known as dead nettle, chicken leg, spotted lick, spotted nettle or fetid nettle. It grows to a height of about 40-60cm.
  • Lamium purpureum: it is an annual herb native to Europe. It grows to a height of approximately 30-40cm.

What are their cares?

Lamium maculatum

Would you like to have one copy, or several? Take our advice into account:

  • Location: it must be outside, in full sun.
  • Land:
    • Garden: grows in cool, moist soils.
    • Pot: universal growing substrate.
  • Irrigation: very frequent, it is necessary to avoid that the earth dries up.
  • Subscriber: not necessary, although if you want it can be paid with ecological fertilizers once a month.
  • Pruning: does not need it.
  • Multiplication: by seeds, in spring.
  • Hardiness: it depends on the species, but in general it does not resist frost.

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