Mint Plants are some of the easiest and most popular herbs to grow. It is widely used in cooking chutneys, chaats and even as a mouth freshener. Apart from its popularity as a culinary flavouring herb and, mint is also grown for its cooling effect in skincare.
The plant spreads rapidly and is advised to be grown in shallow but wide pots. It is a very low-maintenance plant, requiring the most basic of care.
You must avoid both direct harsh sunlight and very dark, gloomy spots for your plant. Locations which fall between these two extremes are required. These plants cope much better with some morning or late afternoon sun falling on their leaves.
One thing mint needs is constantly moist soil with adequate drainage. Mint plants like water, but they cannot withstand soggy soil and wet feet. Upon touch, if the soil feels dry, add water. It is probably best to water the plants in the morning so that they have plenty of moisture by the time the hotter afternoon sun hits.
How to Care for Mint Recap:
Medium Light: Partial shade is preferred.
Average Watering: Aim to keep the soil consistently moist. Water in the morning. Keep the soil wet but ensure proper drainage.
Warm Temperature: Very adaptable to all temperature ranges but this plants prefers humidity.
Average Feeding: Fertilize every other month using organic fertilizer.
- Mint is edible for humans but is mildly toxic to cats and dogs.