Pycnanthemum virginianum aka Virginia Mountain Mint


Common names

Virginia Mountain Mint, Virginia, Common Mountain Mint

How to care for Virginia Mountain Mint


With its straightforward care requirements, Virginia Mountain Mint is a hassle-free plant that anyone can enjoy.


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


Virginia 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 Virginia 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.


There is no verified data on the toxicity of this plant in the records of Ploi. If any person, including yourself, a family member, or a pet, consume plant material with an uncertain toxicity level, it is advisable to seek the advice of a healthcare expert.


Repotting the Virginia Mountain Mint should be done either when it has doubled in size or on a yearly basis, whichever occurs sooner. Fresh potting soil with all the required nutrients, refreshed annually, will provide the plant with all the necessary sustenance, making the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that plants receive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.


New growth will sprout from the top of the Virginia Mountain Mint as it grows vertically.

Region of origin

Virginia Mountain Mint’s native range is Eastern N. America - Virginia to New England, north to North Dakota.

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