Plant Care Peppermint


4.9 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Peppermint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Peppermint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

chocolate mint


Mentha piperita

How to care for Peppermint


How often to water your Peppermint

Water needs for Peppermint
0.5 cups
every 9

Peppermint 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 Peppermint

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Peppermint in your home

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

Peppermint love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Peppermint does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Peppermint

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

Difficulty Level

Peppermint 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
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Peppermint



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.

What other plant parents say

Peppermint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Peppermint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Peppermint has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Peppermint has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Peppermint has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Peppermint has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Peppermint has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Kayden avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 91 XP

My mint plant grows super quickly and I have no complaints other I find little bugs on it all the time. Usually I just knock them off until I see them show up again.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Vanwoes avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 416 XP
globe Houston, Texas

Moisture control soil recommended, needs water every three or so days. The roots are invasive so don’t plant with others, and get a good sized pot it can grow into!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor

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