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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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Plant height : 1 feet (+/- 20%)

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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 Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Cuban Oregano, Indian borage, Indian mint, Mexican mint, Mexican oregano, Spanish thyme, Patharchur Niagara, Blue, White Summer Up to 1 m 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Partial Shade to Full Sun Moderately fertile, rocky or sandy, well-drained soil Medium 15 to 25 degrees C 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.

Harvesting

First cutting starts in about 5 months after planting and subsequently at 3 months interval.

Typical uses of Mexican mint

Special features: Ajwain leaves are used for treating colds, coughs, and fever.

Culinary use: The leaves are strongly flavored and make an excellent addition to stuffings.

Ornamental use: The plant can be planted in the container, as a ground cover and an indoor plant. You could grow it as a hedge in a small garden.

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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5 / 5 Santhosh Santy 02 July 2018
Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.
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Looking Good ....survived!!!!!!
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