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Mint

Mentha

SKU 899

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10 cm
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Plant Care

Watering

During summer, Water daily or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. During Winter season water once in 2 days or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.

Light

During summer season keep the plants in shaded area and during winter season plants can withstand direct/indirect light.

Temperature

During summer season or when the temperature is above 45°C place the plant in shaded area. During winter season or the when the temperature is below 45°C the plants can be directly placed in direct/indirect sunlight.

Fertilizer

Apply liquid fertilizer or slow release fertilizer once in 15 days. Always fertilizer the plants during the morning hours when the temperature is low. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Outdoor Plant Food / Flower Booster.

Plant Bio

Mint, a popular herb known for its refreshing aroma and various culinary uses, is relatively easy to grow and care for. There are several varieties of mint, including spearmint, peppermint, and others, all sharing similar care requirements. Here's a description and care guide for growing mint plants:

Description:

Foliage: Mint plants have vibrant green, aromatic leaves that are slightly fuzzy or hairy to the touch. The leaves are typically serrated and grow in pairs opposite each other along the stems.

Growth habit: Mint has a spreading growth habit and tends to grow vigorously, sending out runners that can quickly cover a garden bed or container. It can reach a height of about 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters) tall.

Flowering: If allowed to flower, mint produces small clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers. However, flowering can affect the flavor, so it's often recommended to pinch off flower buds to encourage leaf growth.

Care Guide:

Light: Mint thrives in partial to full sunlight. It generally requires around 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. However, it can tolerate some shade, especially in hotter climates.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch (2.5 centimeters) of soil feels dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

Soil: Plant mint in well-draining soil with good fertility. A rich, loamy soil amended with organic matter works well. Growing mint in containers is also a popular option to contain its spreading growth.

Fertilization: Mint typically doesn't require heavy feeding. You can incorporate organic compost or a balanced fertilizer in the soil before planting. Avoid over-fertilization, as it can result in excessive leaf growth with a weaker flavor.

Pruning: Regularly prune or harvest mint to encourage bushier growth. Pinching off the tips of stems or harvesting leaves regularly helps the plant grow more compactly and prevents it from becoming too leggy.

Propagation: Mint can be easily propagated through stem cuttings or division. It's recommended to propagate mint every few years to maintain its vigor.

Pest and Disease Management: Mint is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common pests like aphids or spider mites, and treat any infestations promptly. Good air circulation and proper spacing can help prevent issues.

Growing mint can be rewarding, providing a fresh supply of leaves for culinary uses, teas, or aromatherapy. Regular harvesting and proper care will ensure a healthy and flavorful mint plant in your garden or container. Be mindful that mint's spreading nature might make it invasive, so it's often best to grow it in containers to control its growth.

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