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Mexican mint, Patharchur, Ajwain Leaves - Plant

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Mexican mint, Patharchur, Ajwain is with a pungent oregano-like flavor and odor.
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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.

Common name(s)
Cuban Oregano, Indian borage, Indian mint, Mexican mint, Mexican oregano, Spanish thyme, Patharchur
Flower colours
Niagara, Blue, White
Bloom time
Summer
Height
Up to 1 m
Difficulty
Easy to grow

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.

Sunlight
Partial Shade to Full Sun
Soil
Sandy soil
Water
Moderately
Temperature
20 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer
Use any organic fertilizer.

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.

References

  • https://hometriangle.com/articles/93/5-easy-indian-herbs-to-grow-at-home
  • http://ifood.tv/facts/361582-ajwain-leaf-benefits
  • http://www.finegardening.com/mexican-mint-plectranthus-amboinicus
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-plectranthus-amboinicus-84959.html

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