Plant Care Spearmint
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Spearmint

4.3 out of 5 (24 experiences)

Spearmint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Spearmint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Garden Mint, Common Mint, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint and Strawberry Mint

Taxonomy

Mentha spicata
Mentha
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

What other plant parents say

Spearmint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 16
Spearmint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
Spearmint has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Spearmint has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Spearmint has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Spearmint has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Spearmint has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Spearmint has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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Telok Blangah, Singapore
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Spearmint by Char_lottieee on Greg, the plant care app
06/02/2021

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 (3…

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Davie, FL
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Miles by Crayplantlady on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

the leaves droop and feel lame when it needs water it’s so easy to notice cause the plant will literally look sad so it’s hard to kill. i had a chocolate mint plant and it’s died 9 or 10 times and it…

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@Sydney1234
Lethbridge, AB
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Brigitta and Georgette by Sydney1234 on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

I grew mint from a packet of seeds almost a year ago and now I have two huge mint plants! They were so easy which is awesome because I was terrible with plants. These ladies really grew my confidence…

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@Kwmassey
Cambridge, MA
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Minty by Kwmassey on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

A friend gave me this little guy 2 weeks ago— newly potted— and every day he’s looking taller and fitter. Apparently he likes to take over, tho, so I keep him in a pot.

Uwakidris avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spearmint named スペアミント (garden mint) by Uwakidris on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

It is nice potting plants, make it become bonsai and harvest it several times to mix with tea, that awesome

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@Markayler
Washington, DC
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Hamilton by Markayler on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

this plant smells amazing and the leaves flourish

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@Cassie
Port Perry, ON
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Sol by Cassie on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

Like all mint, spearmint will grow like wild.

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@Oedekoven06
Cheyenne, WY
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Gregarious by Oedekoven06 on Greg, the plant care app
05/23/2021

I just want to give these all my love

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@Emily
McKinney, TX
Rating of the plant Spearmint named Morgan Treeman by Emily on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

Dies for no reason

How to care for Spearmint

Water

How often to water your Spearmint

Water needs for Spearmint
0.5 cups
every 9

Spearmint needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, CA.

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 Spearmint

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Spearmint in Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA

97% High

Growing Spearmint in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Spearmint in Oakland, CA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 13th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Spearmint in Oakland, CA

Sunlight intensity will increase by 7.9% ☀️

June 13th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to increase by 7.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 23.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Spearmint in Oakland, CA

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

June 13th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 12.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Spearmint in your home

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

Spearmint 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Oakland, CA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Spearmint thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Spearmint

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

When to repot Spearmint

Nutrient needs for plant Spearmint in Oakland, CA

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland is very high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot …

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Care Summary for Spearmint

Spearmint

Spearmint


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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