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Q.What Can I Do To Keep My Mint Plant From Drooping?

Zone Westminster, Colorado - Zone 3a | Gerbear added on July 23, 2020 | Answered

Hello, I purchased my mint plant about a week ago and it is already drooping. I have been making sure to keep it moist but not wet and to give it plenty of sunlight. I am unsure of the cause of the drooping. It went from being perfectly fine yesterday to drooping this morning. Please advise.

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Answered on July 24, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through.

I suspect overwatering. Mint will appreciate a thorough dry period between watering, at least down to about 1-3 inches or so. If there is still any moisture down to this point, it will be best to hold off on watering.

Prune them often. Mint will thicken up and bush out when you prune them.

Keeping them in partial shade during the hot part of the day can help as well, if this is outdoors.

Here is an article that will help you to care for mint:


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