Indoor Mint Plant Care

Mint leaves are perfect for topping your favorite dessert, mixing into your summer drink, or even adding into your everyday meals! But for those of us with limited garden space, as well as those living in cold climates, growing mint can pose a problem. Not anymore! Learn how to care for your mint plant indoors to enjoy fresh mint leaves all year long!

This post is geared towards indoor mint plant care. To know how to grow your mint plant outdoors, check out my post Outdoor Mint Plant Care!

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Indoor Mint Plant Care: Light Requirements

Mint plants growing indoors need at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. It is best if placed on a south-facing window, however, if you don’t have a lot of natural indoor sunlight, then you can still grow your mint plant with the help of a plant light! Here is one of my personal favorites, a cheap, full-spectrum, and hidden plant light!

Indoor Mint Plant Care: Water Requirements

This plant can be grown in either soil, or in straight water. When grown in soil, only water your plant once the top 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the soil has become dry. If your plant is falling over, but is staying green or yellow, then your plant is being over-watered. However, if your plant is green or brown and wilting, this is a sign of too little water. Make sure to feel the soil to know if your plant is too wet or too dry.

Indoor Mint Plant Care: Additional Requirements

Indoor mint plants will never be as vigorous as outdoor mint plants. This could be good, however, as mint plants can become very invasive. To propagate this plant, you can root cuttings in straight water, then plant them into damp soil. Also, make sure to remove your plant’s flowers before they set seed, or else your plant will grow the seeds, then quickly decline. So make sure to prune off the flower well before this happens.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that you will soon have plenty of fresh mint leaves for years to come! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below!

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