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Mexican Mint

Plectranthus argentatus

Mexican Mint Mexican Mint

This member of the mint family offers excellent form and leaf color in addition to aroma. Leaf color can vary from silver-gray to green and white or green and yellow. Most have attractive scallop-edged leaves. Some cultivars have leaves with maroon undersides. Plants do best in full sun. Plant habit tends to be a mound growing up to 3 feet tall. An excellent trailing cultivar also exists. Mexican mint is a tender plant that roots easily and performs well as a houseplant.

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