Apple mint growing herbaceous of the genus Mentha also known as Mentha suaveolens, Apple mint perennial evergreen plant also used as fragrant ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11
Apple mint leaves
Leaves edible color green, in some cultivars can be green with white in the edges, the leaf shape is elliptic in the size 2-4 cm
Flower color white grow on the stem in inflorescence
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Requirements for Apple mint growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but easy to do
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Every stems that start to bloom prune, old branch
Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White small flowers grow on the of the stem in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the blossom
Leaves harvesting season:
In warm weather all year, in cold weather spring, summer if it’s not too cold autumn / Winter
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut with the stem few centimeter from the ground or the divided of the stem
Information about leaves:
Green leaves, in some cultivars can be green with white in the edges, the leaf shape is elliptic in the size 2-4 cm
Uses of Apple mint leaves: