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Spotted Nettle

Laportea grossa

Full Shade
Advanced care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Stinging hairs
Male flowers
Female flowers
Growing in the Dell at Kirstenbosch

Spotted Nettle Overview

Laportea grossa has decorative, glossy dark green foliage with conspicuous white spots - an excellent plant to brighten up a shady bed, but it needs careful handling as the plant is covered in stinging hairs.

Special features of Spotted Nettle

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Spotted Nettle