Plant Care downy wood mint

downy wood mint

About downy wood mint

downy wood mint is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

downy wood mint belongs to the blephilia genus, and is native to the Central and Eastern United States.


Blephilia ciliata

Also known as

downy wood mint, downy pagoda-plant, sunny woodmint and Ohio horsemint

How to care for downy wood mint


How often to water your downy wood mint

Water needs for downy wood mint
0.5 cups
every 9

downy wood mint needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for downy wood mint in your home

Light needs and placement for plant downy wood mint: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

downy wood mint love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

downy wood mint does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of downy wood mint in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize downy wood mint

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for downy wood mint: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your downy wood mint after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

downy wood mint is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for downy wood mint

downy wood mint

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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