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Old 08-16-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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Hello,


I recently bought a mint plant (ie. "Moroccan Mint") 3 weeks ago, but it progressively loses its leafs. Some dark spot appear progressively on leafs, and then the leaf falls. You can have a look here:



It's a 2 weeks-later pictures loop.

I water only when soil is dry. I have trouble understanding what's wrong.

Any help is appreciated (it's my second mint plant.. the first one ended up losing all its leafs like this, then ultimately died) ?

Thank you.

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Bart

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Old 08-16-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Mint likes moist soil; don't let it dry out. Keep soil slightly moist - not soggy.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Is there any sign of bugs? Be prepared to spritz the plant with soap solution to kill them if there are.

Are the brown spots fuzzy or rotten-looking, as if the plant had fungus? Give the plant more sun and keep water off the leaves -- water at the bottom only.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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I used to spray the leaves thinking it was good for them, but as you suggest I will stop from now on and I will not let it dry too.

I don't see any bugs.. What do you think?

I wonder if there's enough sun from this window. Do you know how much direct sunlight exposure/hours it needs per day?

Thank you for your advices!

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Old 08-16-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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I have to say that your plant does not look bug-eaten at all -- if there were bugs you would be able to see them.

Mints are all different when it comes to light. Some can get by without much light -- catnip, for instance, loves half-shade to 3/4 shade -- but the typical mint likes at least 8 hours a day of full sunlight. What kind of mint is it? Spearmint? Peppermint? Did it come with a nametag?
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:31 AM
 
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It' says "Moroccan Mint".

Well, clearly I don't have these full 8 hours sunlight in my apartment..
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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This may help identify your problem:

Why Is My Mint Plant Growing With Black Spots on the Leaves? | eHow
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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