Plant Care Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint

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Chocolate Mint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chocolate Mint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Mentha x piperata f. citrata 'Chocolate'
Mentha
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chocolate Mint

💦 Water

How often to water your Chocolate Mint

Water needs for Chocolate Mint
0.5 cups
every 9

Chocolate 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.

Calculate water needs of Chocolate Mint

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chocolate Mint in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chocolate Mint: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chocolate Mint love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chocolate Mint does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chocolate Mint in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chocolate Mint

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chocolate 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 Chocolate Mint after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Chocolate Mint prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Chocolate Mint Water Frequency →

Chocolate Mint Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chocolate Mint requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Chocolate Mint Light Requirements →

Chocolate Mint Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Chocolate Mint doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Chocolate Mint does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Chocolate Mint →

When and How to Successfully Repot Chocolate Mint →


💩 Fertilizer

Chocolate Mint is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Chocolate Mint is native to Worldwide.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Chocolate Mint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Chocolate Mint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Chocolate Mint has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Chocolate Mint has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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Cool flavored mint. just like normal mint it's easy!

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