Spear Mint
Mentha spicata
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Herb fertilizer (e.g. N3-P3-K4).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.0 - 7.0
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate humid temperate

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Names

Other common names Spearmint, English Mint
Family Lamiaceae
Other scientific names Mentha viridis, Mentha spicata var. ciliata

Characteristics

Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 5 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -29°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • lilac
  • white
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    7
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    8
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Leaf color
  • green