Vietnamese mint prefers partial sun, but can grow in full sun where there is plenty of water. The plant should never dry out, and grows well even in standing water — often growing in wet pond or stream margins.
How do Vietnam mints grow?
Vietnamese mint is very easy to start from stem cuttings and its purplish foliage makes the herb a highly ornamental choice for your garden.
- Full sun to part shade.
- Frequent watering.
- Well drained rich soil.
- All climatic zones.
- After 8 weeks.
- Sow anytime of the year.
Can I grow mint plant in water?
If you wish to grow mint plants in water, simply take tip cuttings of about 5 to 6 inches (13-15 cm.) in length from an established mint plant. Remove the bottom leaves and place the cuttings in a water-filled glass or bottle. Set this in a sunny window with at least four to six hours of light each day.
What can I substitute for Vietnamese mint?
Vietnamese coriander, or Vietnamese cilantro, is a heat-loving perennial with slightly spicy, flavorful leaves that are a great culinary substitute for cilantro or mint.
How do you keep mint alive in water?
Place the mint in a plastic bag, not sealing all the way so that air can circulate. Do not wrap tightly; trapped moisture will cause the herbs to mold. Trim the ends and place in a glass filled with about 1” of water. Cover with a loose fitting bag and refrigerate.
How do you keep Vietnamese mint fresh?
Place the Vietnamese mint, stems down, in a small container of water and place a plastic bag over the leaves. It can be refrigerated for up to a week. Be sure to change the water every couple of days. To dry hang small bunches upside down in a cool dark place for about two weeks then store in an airtight container.