4.3 out of 5 (43 experiences)
Spearmint gets its name from its spear-shaped leaves. The leaves and oils 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. Those same oils make mint an excellent anti-microbial that may be as effective as penicillin! 💊
Also known as
Garden Mint, Common Mint, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint, Strawberry Mint and Sweet Mint
How to care for Spearmint
Spearmint needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Spearmint love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Spearmint does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Spearmint after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Started from seeds (2nd May 2021) using the plastic cover over pot w soil method. Managed to get seedlings (14th May 2021) but seedlings don’t get bigger but are tall and leggy with not much roots (3rd June 2021). So I decided to raise the soil so that they can get more sun exposure. Currently they are placed at a south-facing window with indirect sunlight. Under direct sunlight the seedlings will die quickly. I also kept the plastic cover (even though I was asked to remove the cover when the seedlings emerge) to prevent drying of the soil because the soil dries very quickly here in Singapore.
Need advice to ensure seedlings grow bigger! Pls leave ur advice!! Will read!