“Mint sp.” likely refers to a plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, but there are many different species of mint plants.
- Mint plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sun, but it’s best to protect them from hot, direct sun which can cause leaf burn.
- Mint plants prefer consistently moist soil. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, but be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot.
- Mint plants prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. You can use a good quality potting mix if growing them in a pot.
- Mint plants benefit from regular fertilization during the growing season. You can use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks.
- Prune back any leggy or overgrown stems to promote a fuller, bushier plant. Pinching back the growing tips can also encourage branching and help prevent the plant from becoming too tall.