Pycnanthemum incanum aka Silverleaf Mountain Mint


Common names

Silverleaf Mountain Mint, Hoary Mountainmint, Hoary Mountain Mint

How to care for Silverleaf Mountain Mint


Silverleaf Mountain Mint is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal attention, making it an excellent choice for beginners.


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


Silverleaf 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 Silverleaf Mountain Mint prefers bright diffused 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.


Ploi's records do not contain confirmed information on the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event of accidental ingestion of plant material with questionable toxicity by you, a family member, or a pet, it is always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional.


The Silverleaf Mountain Mint should be repotted either when it doubles in size or annually, whichever comes first. Providing new potting soil with all the vital nutrients annually is enough to support the growth of the plant, and thus, there is no need for fertilizer. Remember that plants derive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.


New growth will sprout from the top of the plant as it grows upwards.

Region of origin

Silverleaf Mountain Mint’s native range is Eastern N. America - New Hampshire to New York, south to New Carolina and Tennessee.

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