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Plectranthus amboinicus (Mexican mint plant) care sheet

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

This plant is a great example of how pinching creates a beautiful, bushy form. If left un-pinched, the Mexican mint plant will grow long and leggy, but with regular pinching it grows beautifully.

This summer I placed it outside on a shaded south-facing porch. It gets full sun for a few hours, and bright indirect light all day.

Because of these growing conditions I also fertilize it regularly–it is very responsive to this.

You can also see that a large spider spun a web right next to the plant, which is great because (hopefully) he will eat any bugs that would try to eat the plant.

These pictures were actually taken about a month ago. Since then I’ve taken several cuttings, all of which were rooted quite easily in a mix of 50% perlite and 50% vermiculite, then transplanted into potting soil.

I will try to post a more recent picture. Also, if anyone is in the Burlington, VT area and would like a cutting contact me via email and we can arrange for you to come pick one up!