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Description for Mexican mint, Patharchur, Ajwain Leaves
Plectranthus amboinicus is the scientific name of false ajwain plant. It is a sprawling and semi-succulent perennial herb. It has a fast growth rate. Leaves have stalks which are densely velvety, like most mint family plants. The leaf blade is fleshy, broadly ovate to circular, rhombic, or kidney-shaped. Flowers are borne in 10 to 20 flowered, densely velvety spikes.
Planting and care
The ajwain plant is very easy to grow. In dry climates the herb grows easily in a well-drained, semi-shaded position. Plant individuals with the distance between 35 – 45 cm. Divide the Cuban oregano in spring, to produce new growth, if it becomes overgrown or crowded.
Caring for Mexican mint
- Sparingly water every day.
- Feed with the fertilizer in the spring.
- Avoid direct contact with a fertilizer of the leaves.
- Cut back all broken and otherwise damaged branches.
- Look for spider mites, mealybugs, leaf spots, and root rot. Apply cure on time.
Typical uses of Mexican mint
Special features: Leaves are pungent oregano-like flavor.
Culinary use: The leaves are strongly flavored and make an excellent addition to stuffings.
Medicinal use: It contains essential oils and does help in health problems.
Note: Please consult your health expert.