Mint is perhaps the easiest herb to grow at home due to its vigorous growth habit and low maintenance care. The plant is commonly grown for consumption, but by keeping it healthy and lush, Mint can also be a beautiful houseplant.
The Mentha (Mint) genus consists of about 15-20 plants, each originating from a different part of the world. In addition to these registered species, many hybrids are growing in the wild. Mint has been found growing in every part of the world; thus, it is adaptable to all kinds of environmental conditions.
In many parts of the world, Mint is considered an invasive species. This is because it can grow rapidly and overtake other plants in the blink of an eye. Mint is grown as an aromatic, perennial outdoor herb or indoor plant.
Mint plants can grow 4–48 in (10–120 cm) tall. Their foliage has a distinctive ovate shape with serrated edges. Each variety has its own unique characteristics, such as fuzzy or glossy leaves, hairy petioles, or fragrant blooms. A few well-known Mint varieties are Spearmint, Peppermint, Sweet Mint, and Chocolate Mint.