Plant Care Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Peppermint Twist has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Peppermint Twist has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Garden phlox, Garden phlox, Fall phlox, Perennial phlox and Summer phlox


Phlox paniculata

How to care for Peppermint Twist


How often to water your Peppermint Twist

Water needs for Peppermint Twist
0.5 cups
every 9

Peppermint Twist 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 Twist

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Garden phlox in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peppermint Twist: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Peppermint Twist may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Peppermint Twist

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

Care Summary for Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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 Twist has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Peppermint Twist has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Peppermint Twist has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Peppermint Twist has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Amberblueeyes avatar
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 810 XP
globe Grand Haven, Michigan

Nothing can kill this plant, it just always blooms and stays healthier than most plants dealing with pests, water, etc. 😍

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Amiee avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP

Very pretty blooms that smell so good.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
James avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Nathan, Queensland

Would look lovely from a hanging basket or something similar

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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