A few days ago, a friend gave me a mint plant submerged in water. It was my first time so I researched carefully, and took cuttings and planted them in pots. A few days later, they shriveled up and died.
Desperate, I snipped off a medium sized root from the main plant and put it in a pot. The root about 4cm, was yellowish white, and had a small 2cm stem that was woody. Considering that the stem was white and woody, will it grow back to create a lush mint plant?