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How much water does my Henbit deadnettle need?

Henbit deadnettle
Lamium amplexicaule
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There are a few different ways you can go about determining how much water to give to your Henbit deadnettle. Some gardeners choose to pick their water volume based on feeling the soil for moisture. That method suggests that you should water until you feel that the first six inches of soil have become moist. Alternatively, you can use a set measurement to determine how much to water your Henbit deadnettle. Typically, you should give your Henbit deadnettle about two gallons of water per week, depending on how hot it is and how quickly the soil becomes dry. However, following strict guidelines like that can lead to overwatering if your plant requires less than two gallons per week for whatever reason. When growing Henbit deadnettle in a container, you will need to use a different method to determine how much water to supply. Typically, you should give enough water to moisten all of the layers of soil that have become dry. To test if that is the case, you can simply stick your finger in the soil to feel for moisture. You can also water the soil until you notice a slight trickle of excess water exiting the drainage holes of your pot.
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Henbit deadnettle (Lamium amplexicaule)
Henbit deadnettle
A species of Dead-nettles, Also known as Common Dead-nettle
Botanical name: Lamium amplexicaule
Genus: Dead-nettles
Description
Henbit deadnettle is a very important part of the North American and Eurasian ecosystems, as it is utilized by bees and other pollinators as a source of nectar. Additionally, the seeds are favored by birds and the leaves, stems, and flowers are edible to humans either raw or cooked.
Garden Use
Henbit deadnettle is a great ornamental plant for gardens. As it does not need full sun to grow well, its green or silvery-white foliage can adapt anywhere in your garden, even in the shade of trees. Its beautiful flowers attract pollinators like honeybees, making your garden vibrant and lively. Henbit deadnettle has become a popular carpet plant in recent years, especially because it is not preferred by rodents or deer. If you do not want to spend much time caring for plants, henbit deadnettle can be a perfect option.
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