Orange Mint Help

LizzyBee1988September 7, 2013

I've been growing an orange mint plant for several months. I moved it to a hanging basket because it was growing so much. The overhanging stems and the stems around the edge are rich and lush, but in the middle where they are rooting from, is thin, red, and wilt like.

I've read that it might be getting too much or too little water and that cutting it back may help.

Also, it isn't as fragrant as it used to be.

**I've added a picture, the inset picture is the side view**

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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Not grown this particular mint. But generally, mints prefere cooler weather, some shade, lots of water ... little fertilizer.

They have agressive root system and can become root bound in small pots.
This is the time of year that mints slow down, go down, and even disappear in hot summer but come back later. Spring weather (cool, rain) is the peak for mints.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 3:15AM
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balloonflower(5b Denver CO, HZ 5-6, Sunset 2b)

Agree that it looks like a normal mint plant that hasn't been harvested or trimmed. If you choose, go ahead and clip the sparse stems off at soil line. As Seysonn said--this time of year, your mint should rebound quickly with pretty new thick growth.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 3:20PM
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