Plant Care Tropical Mint

Tropical Mint

3.8 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Tropical Mint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Tropical Mint has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

White-Edged Swedish Ivy, White-Edged Swedish Ivy and Candlestick Vine


Coleus paniculatus

How to care for Tropical Mint


How often to water your Tropical Mint

Water needs for Tropical Mint
0.5 cups
every 9

Tropical Mint 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 Tropical Mint

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for White-Edged Swedish Ivy in your home

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

Tropical Mint 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.

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


How to fertilize Tropical Mint

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Tropical Mint

Tropical Mint

Tropical Mint

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

Tropical Mint has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Tropical Mint has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Tropical Mint has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Tropical Mint has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Hannah avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Auckland

Pretty easy plant I brought it as a replanted cutting that wasn’t super healthy but I planted it and watered it and it seems to be fairly low maintenance. Is a few months old and is growing well.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pascabelly avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 456 XP
globe Cookeville, TN

the most finicky plant ever. it browns even when soil is wet. still figuring out how to best care for it and it’s been 3 months

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily

Trending in your area

Similar to Tropical Mint

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in