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Freshen Up With This Mint Plant Challenge

Priya Johnson Nov 19, 2020
Is our knowledge of mint leaves limited to mojitos and taking away bad breath or do we know them better. Come let's find out by playing this lovely, refreshing challenge...
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Mint is available in a large variety, going up to even a hundred. The number of cultivars and hybrids are also many.
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Mint plants do not grow well under strong Sunlight exposure. They need partial shade to thrive.
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Mint plants are herbs that make ideal indoor or outdoor plants. They are not very demanding and don't need a lot of attention.
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Mint leaves have serrated edges. Some mint plants have purple leaves. The leaves mainly turn purple due to the lack of phosphorous in the soil.
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Did You Know?
The fruit of the mint plant is called a 'nutlet' and comprises 2-4 seeds.
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Menthol is an organic compound present in the leaves of the mint plant. It's prized for its cooling and relaxing properties.
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Mint seeds have a very low germination rate, which makes growing plants from seeds less successful. Using stem cuttings is easier to propagate.
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Menthol is also used in toothpastes, imparting that freshness that we so love. It's also added to balms, chewing gums, candy, etc.
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Mint plants have whitish to purplish flowers. The stem is square-shaped and the leaves are the fragrant part of the plant.
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Mint plants need to be pruned before they start flowering. This is because once they flower, the potency and aromatic quality of the leaves reduce. They become less flavorful.
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Well done!
You've completed this minty challenge. Now, let's find out how you've fared...