Mint leaves turning purple!

StuoobsJuly 14, 2011

Hi

I have just taken cuttings from a healthy mint plant, but the new growth of leaves on these new plants are now turning purple.

New growth is green and then goes purple.

Can anyone help??

Thanks

Stuart

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fatamorgana2121

I usually see purple on plants like lemon balm and such when they are stressed by temperatures (cold in my case). Extreme temperatures or weather there?

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 2:55PM
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andrewofthelemon(7b Central Arkansas)

whenever i pick my lemon balm (which is in the mint family), which is OFTEN to harvest it, the harvested leaves turn purple...could these be dying O_O?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 10:56PM
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fatamorgana2121

I've never had harvested leaves turn purple. They dry green. I've only seen a dark color on harvested leaves (black!) when I tried to use a food dehydrator to dry them. The lowest setting is just too hot for it.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 9:57AM
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