Plant Care Mentha Suaveolens

Mentha Suaveolens

4.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Mentha Suaveolens has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mentha Suaveolens has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Mentha Suaveolens

The leaves and oils of Apple Mint are commonly used in herbal medicine and as a flavoring in everything from jelly, to cocktails, and ice cream! Their essential oils may be toxic in enormous quantities so don't go overboard, and be sure to keep it away from your pets ⚠️.


Mentha suaveolens

Also known as

Apple Mint, Apple Mint, Round-leaved Mint, Pineapple Mint and Wooly Mint

How to care for Mentha Suaveolens


How often to water your Mentha Suaveolens

Water needs for Mentha Suaveolens
0.5 cups
every 9

Mentha Suaveolens 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 Mentha Suaveolens

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Apple Mint in your home

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

Mentha Suaveolens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mentha Suaveolens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mentha Suaveolens

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

Difficulty Level

Mentha Suaveolens can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Mentha Suaveolens

Mentha Suaveolens

Mentha Suaveolens

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

Mentha Suaveolens has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Mentha Suaveolens has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Mentha Suaveolens has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Mentha Suaveolens has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Mentha Suaveolens has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Mentha Suaveolens has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Mentha Suaveolens has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1 avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 746 XP
globe South Penrith, New South Wales

I keep killing them

@chelrax avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 104 XP

easily propagated from store bought mint! it grows quick too.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Robert avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 114 XP
globe Brick Township, NJ


@Jazzthespazz avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 408 XP
globe Happy Valley, OR

Water a ton, mine dried out but even then I can use the leaves. Lovely and easy to revive. The branches can grow like vines if you change the sunlight direction.

@Bbuaqt avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 152 XP

Their lovely and make great tea. They do like a LOT of sunlight and when planting them indoors they can have a hard time growing but it’s not detrimental to their growth.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower

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