Questions tagged [mint]

Flowering herb; also the entire Lamiaceae family. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and identifying mints.

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What is happening to my chocolate mint plant?

⁷I just got this chocolate mint plant. I repotted it since it was way too big for it's original container. It's been 4 four days and I am noticing black dots on some, not all, leaves. Is it fungal ...
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Easy solutions for growing Mentha Spicata on a window sill in Winter

I am a super-crazy fan of Moroccon tea, Maghrebi. However, getting fresh spearmint (Mentha Spicata) is not easy during winter. As I am not so fond of growing plants, I’m looking for an as-easy-as-...
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Why is my mint plant growing new leaves that appears web like

I recently bought this mint plant from walmart and I repotted it in my own pot. it had been doing good until I accidentally left it in the sun too long and it all shriveled. however just after 8 hours ...
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Will rubbing alcohol make my basil inedible?

I currently have indoor potted basil and peppermint plants. Unfortunately, aphids have taken up residence in the peppermint and are spreading to the basil. Several internet sources say that rubbing (...
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What is this bug on my mint plant?

I just found a few of these on my mint plants — does anybody know what they are? They're shiny gold and white. My best guess from the shape is some sort of shield bug, but I can't find any match at ...
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What is causing brown flecks on my mint leaves?

I got these organic mint starts from another garden. They started to have flecks of mostly brown underneath the leaves and some on top. I tried pulling off the affected leaves and then in one instance ...
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What are my mint plants suffering from?

My mint plants (regular peppermint and Moroccan mint), which are planted indoors in 24cm Ø pots, are both suffering similar damages, with spots on the leaves and brown spots on the leaf tips (see ...
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Is this wild mint? (identification)

I've lived in my house for 14 years and every year we get this plant that is minty sort of smell. we've always just called it mint, but I'm unsure. I am wanting to actually use it (since i can't get ...
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Mint with white / yellow spots and eaten leaves- advice on how to treat?

Any help identifying what's going on here and how to help is much appreciated!! This is mint I bought and potted. It's grown quite a bit but I am noticing these white / yellow flecks, brown spots and ...
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Will the real Spearmint please stand up? (Identification)

I grew spearmint from seeds that came in a amazon hydroponic kit (i.e. who knows how authoritative the labeling was). It grew well, I transplanted it outside, it is a mint flavor but very weak. I was ...
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What is this mint-family groundcover?

This is a volunteer in a Seattle garden. The leaves are light-green, fuzzy, and highly scented, although not in the same way as any Mint I am familiar with. It has been slowly spreading for the last 3 ...
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Can you identify this insect? Mint plant

I found this on my mint plant lingering around. I live in egypt. It seems like a beetle but i don't really know.
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For how long should I keep the mint cuttings under clingfilm?

I have planted rooted mint cuttings 5~6 inches long in a 10 inch pot approx with store brought potting mix. As per previous suggestions, I have kept them under a wrapping of cling film for seven days ...
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Does composting spearmint contaminate lower temp compost piles?

I heard that you should NEVER compost mint, because it will contaminate where you put the dirt with a lot of new mint plants. Is this the same if you compost spearmint? Note to the masochist: I want ...
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How much sunlight do these rooted mint saplings need?

I have rooted mint in these two types of setups. 10 inch plastic pot filled with potting soil that has a water rooted mint cutting placed for more than 7 days. It has been in indirect sunlight all ...
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Which of them is the original Menthe Spicata (used for traditional Moroccon tea)?

I am a total newbie in gardening. Visited two shops on different days and bought menthe spicata used for traditional Moroccan tea. At home, I noticed that they are different plants. Made photos, which ...
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How to support mint cuttings with wilted tips?

I had rooted some mint cuttings in water but the upper ends of these had already wilted a bit. They have rooted and I have placed them in a 10 inch pot with potting soil. Yet due to wilting the tips ...
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Is this the right way to plant mint cuttings?

The tip leaves are touching the potting mix. Will this cause rot? Should I remove the tips? I had removed the tips the last time I grew these grocery store cuttings. The potting mix is fresh and ...
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How much sunlight for rooting grocery store mint?

I am planning to root some grocery store edible field mint (with most leaves removed and bottom and top cut) in 3 and 4 inch plastic pots. My question is, is keeping them in 2 hours of direct sunlight ...
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Why did my mint plant die?

These were planted in 12 inch pots with around 2 parts old self-made potting soil (vermicompost+perlite+vermiculite+cocopeat) and 1 part garden soil. I fell sick and was unable to walk up and water ...
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Please tell me the disease/issue with my mint plant

These mint leaves are pale yellow-green. Please tell me what is wrong with them with all the discoloured appearance. Pot-12~14 inch Soil mix-Old vermicompost~vermiculite~perlite mixed with about 20 ...
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Should I repot this mint plant into a smaller pot?

This is a mint (field mint) plant grown from a cutting. I fell sick and couldn't water for two three days. Two of these dried and the last remaining one has dried edges and a light green appearance. ...
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Plant Identification: plant from mint seeds

Does anyone know what plant this it? I planted a pack of spearmint seeds i bought online and this plant grew along with my mint plants. No idea what plant it could be, would like to know how to ...
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Are these potted mint plants healthy?

These are some mint plants (Mentha arvensis) that have been grown from grocery store edible mint stems planted in a 60~40 ratio of cocopeat-perlite-compost and garden soil. The new leaves around the ...
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How can I increase the size of my mint leaves

Recently I observed that the leaf size of my mint plant has started to shrink. Previously the leaf size used to be around 2-2.5cm. Presently it has shrinked down to 1-1.5cm. What might be the reason? ...
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Mint leaves turning brown

I started growing plants since covid - so a novice :) I noticed that the leaves from the mint plant were turning rusty brown. Initially thought that it was just regular life cycle, but now I'm ...
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How can I revive my mint plant?

I am not really sure how to take care of a mint plant. I would like to get an idea of how much water I need to put in the plant. Some websites say to make sure the plant is not drying by putting water ...
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Mint plant or Pennyroyal plant?

Am I propagating an actual Mint plant or is it a Pennyroyal plant? it's from a grocery store. close-up and size of a leaf one vine
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Planting mint rhizomes

I would like to transplant Mint to a large area as ground cover by planting 2-4 inch cuttings of rhizome. Will they grow? Each cutting would have 2-4 fibrous roots. Thanks, BG
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Can you identify this mystery plant? possibly mint?

I got this creeping plant the other day on clearance at a local walmart under the pretense that it was part of the mint family. It smells minty but it has no identification on it. I was hoping that ...
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Mint plant with white spots and black dots. Possible insect culprit

My mint plant has been getting white spots with black small dots all over it. I've cut them all down at some point, they always start to grow/sprout again perfectly without any spots, but soon enough ...
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What type of mint do I have?

I just received this mint plant but I do not know what type of mint it is. To me it smells like a light earthy mint and the stem looks purplish. The biggest leaves are 2.5" in length and the ...
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Help with spearmint plant. Potential stem rot?

I bought a mint plant a few months ago as my first plant and have been haphazardly taking care of it as best as I can. Apparently I had not been watering it enough as I read around in various forums ...
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What is this bug on my Mint plant and is this harmful?

today I found these bugs on my Mint plant. It's kinda just sit there and did nothing, but I haven't seen the bug before on my Mint (or my other plants), but currently only found this on my mint. What ...
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Mint leaves look chewed up and burned

I have a mint plant outdoors in a pot that grew rapidly and then suffered from some insect which just loved eating it. It's in a mostly sunny spot next to a high bed. I sprayed it with a solution of ...
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Why is my mint dying?

My mint is developing brown spots on older leaves and is wilting. What disease is this? Can I save it?
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Why is my mint plant growing like this?

Hi, I bought a mint plant from Walmart, figuring I can repot it and make it grow bigger. However it just keeps growing taller. I have 6-7” of just stem, with leaves on top. How/where should I trim it ...
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Problem with herbs

My basil and mint plants started to have small spots on their leaves, as in this photo: They got bigger and spreaded to the whole plant. Any idea what could be the problem and how to fix it? I couldn'...
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How long does it take for spearmint leaves to regrow?

I just took a bunch of spearmint leaves, so when will they grow back? I did some research and a timeframe wasn’t given.
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Strange leaves marks on zinnia and Mint

This morning I have noticed some strange marks on my Zinnia leaves and the leaves of the mint growing nearby: What could that be? And what could be done with it? They both grow on an east-oriented ...
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I'm trying to identify this herb

I've tried other websites and there's no exact lookalike plant. There're countless plants that look similar but I've never seen leaves that look exactly the same. The stem is fuzzy and square like the ...
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Random plant growing in AeroGarden

Started growing out of my mint container for my AeroGarden! Certainly isn’t mint but curious to know what it is. Has round leaves that grow in a circular pattern near the top and the leaves feel ...
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What mint is there growing in my garden?

Can you help me identify the three mint plants growing in my garden? The left has purple stems and a bit furry leaves that are thicker than the middle. On the right the leaves are distinctly spiky. ...
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Unknown pest on a mint

I have some mint plants that suffer from some kind of tumor disease or parasite. I have not found any helpful information about what this is. I searched for images of mint pathogens, but nothing ...
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Mint leaves are weak and have black spots/yellowish

Recently i started noticing my mint leaves are turning yellow,weak and sometimes have black spots. I tried using the DIY pesticide /fungicide (baking soda,soap,oil,water ) but it's not really helping....
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Potted herbs dying in small outdoor "greenhouse"

First time plant owner here. I'm trying to get some potted herbs growing on an outdoor terrace, zone 6-7. Intermittent full sunlight ~3-4 hours a day, partial shade the rest of the time. Birds have ...
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How will I revive my peppermint plant

Please help. My plants look like this today. Yesterday it's healthy
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my mint have grasshopper eating leaves

I have a problem with my chocomint. I just bought it for a few weeks. But today, seem like there are some bugs are eating my plant, it's a jumper specimen. So I would like to ask you, why my mint got ...
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Help I think I may be killing my mint plant

So I live in Canada further north I've been keeping my mint plant by our window sill I have a pretty big tree out front partially blocking the sun and I'm not sure if my plant is dying from lack of ...
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Why do the leafs of peppermint plant look ill?

In the image below that I just took of my peppermint plant you can see that the leafs have this silver-grayish spots that don't look healthy. What am I doing wrong? Is it too much sun maybe?
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