Mentha smithiana growing herbaceous of the genus Mentha also known as Red Raripila Mint, Mentha smithiana perennial evergreen plant grown for the edible leaves also used as fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11.

Mentha smithiana leaves

Leaves color green oval with secreted edges with strong odor.

Flower color purple, the flowers grow on the stem in inflorescence.

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Requirements for Mentha smithiana growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune a Mentha smithiana:
Every stems that start to bloom prune, old branch

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
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?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Purple flowers grow on the stem in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollinators

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the blossom

Edible leaves

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 oval leaves with serrated edges with strong odor

Uses of Mentha smithiana leaves:
Beverage, salad

Scientific name:

Mentha smithiana

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