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Peppermint - Live Plant

Peppermint - Live Plant

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Our Peppermint Live Plant is a culinary gem with a myriad of fringe benefits. With its lush green foliage and an invigorating aroma that dances on the breeze, this live plant is not just a garden addition but a sensory experience. We recommend you add this culinary powerhouse to your garden to elevate your dishes with the vibrant flavor of homegrown peppermint. It effortlessly infuses your space with its cool, revitalizing scent, creating an atmosphere of natural elegance.

What prerequisites are necessary for achieving successful growth with Peppermint?

Successful growth of Peppermint hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Peppermint is full sun to partial shade.

Peppermint does best in moist, well-drained soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Take into account the eventual size of Peppermint. It's recommended to give them 12-18 inches of space between each plant, as they can spread to 12-24 inches in diameter and reach heights of up to 12-24 inches.

Though Peppermint commonly flowers summer, there's a possibility it won't bloom until its second year, depending on when it's planted.

How can I use with Peppermint?

Throughout history, Peppermint has been valued for its digestive aid, headache relief, with tea, infusion commonly derived from its leaves.

Use its aromatic leaves to infuse flavor into teas, desserts, salads, and savory dishes. Beyond the kitchen, its cascading greenery adds a touch of sophistication to your surroundings. With its many applications and health advantages, our Peppermint Live Plant is the key to a world of sensory delight. 


About Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita) is a naturally occurring blend of watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata), displaying serrated leaves and distinctive red-veined patterns. This herbaceous perennial, with its cone-shaped clusters of light pink to mauve flowers, is rooted in rhizomes.

With a culinary history dating back to 1500 BC, peppermint infuses its lively and refreshing essence into both sweet and savory dishes. Beyond its culinary charm, this medicinal herb serves as a remedy for various ailments. It has been traditionally utilized to address issues such as bacterial infections, chest congestion, muscular spasms, fever, pain, wet cough, and inflammatory conditions. Moreover, peppermint emerges as a beneficial companion to the gastrointestinal tract, aiding in the relief of digestive discomforts such as flatulence, bloating, nausea, heartburn, hiccups, stomach/intestinal cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, and other bacterial-induced digestive concerns.

How to Use Peppermint

  • Tincture: Dried peppermint leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried peppermint leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Peppermint leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a soothing salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried peppermint leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a peppermint vinegar infusion.

Peppermint - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Peppermint an annual or perennial plant?

It is a herbaceous perennial, meaning it lives for more than two years and tends to regrow each spring. The plant is known for its vigorous growth and ability to spread via rhizomes, contributing to its perennial nature.


How much space should be needed to grow Peppermint?

If planting in the ground, it's suggested to allocate a space of about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm) between each peppermint plant to allow for sufficient growth and prevent overcrowding. This spacing helps the plants receive proper airflow and reduces the risk of diseases.

Alternatively, growing peppermint in containers is a practical solution to confine its growth. Choose a container that is at least 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter and has good drainage. This not only controls the spread of the plant but also allows you to enjoy fresh peppermint without it taking over your garden.

What zone does Peppermint grow in?

Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita) is a hardy herb that can thrive in a variety of climates. It is generally well-suited for growing in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 11. In colder climates, peppermint may die back in the winter but often regrows in the spring. In warmer climates, it tends to remain evergreen throughout the year.


When should I harvest Peppermint?

The best time to harvest peppermint is just before it begins to flower. Make sure that your plant is at least 6 to 8 inches tall when you begin to harvest its leaves.


Does Peppermint flower or fruit?

Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita) does produce flowers. The flowers are typically small and can range in color from light pink to mauve. If left to its natural growth, peppermint may produce small, nutlet-like fruits. 


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