Pycnanthemum albescens aka White Leaf Mountain Mint


Common names

White Leaf Mountain Mint, Whiteleaf Mountainmint

How to care for White Leaf Mountain Mint


White Leaf Mountain Mint should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


White Leaf Mountain Mint loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


To ensure optimal growth, the White Leaf Mountain Mint prefers bright indirect light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.


No verified data on the toxicity of this plant exists within Ploi's records. Should you, someone in your family, or your pet ingest plant material with an unknown toxicity level, it is recommended to seek medical advice.


Once the White Leaf Mountain Mint has doubled in size or after a year has passed, it should be moved to a new pot. By replacing the soil with fresh potting soil containing all the vital nutrients, your plant will receive all the sustenance it needs, negating the requirement for fertilizer. It's important to remember that plants get their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.

Region of origin

White Leaf Mountain Mint’s native range is Eastern N. America - Northwest Florida and Texas to Oklahoma and southern Virginia.

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