Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii
Plectranthus ernstii

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

The Bonsai Mint is the common name of the perennial evergreen Plectranthus ernstii. Discovered by horticulturist Ernst van Jaarsveld, the plant belongs to the Lamiaceae family. The Mint Bonsai has a high heat tolerance level. This variety with swollen as well as jointed stems and fragrant green foliage is a semi-succulent that grows in South Africa along the North-Eastern Cape to the Southern KwaZulu-Natal provinces. The plant reaches a height of about 18 inches; the sub-shrub bonsai-shaped plant can flower multiple times in the year when it bears purple flowers on a short inflorescence. An essential part of Bonsai Mint care is that it needs full sun to shaded light.

Growth Rate
The Plectranthus ernstii caudex is a slow-growing plant.


Flowering
The Mint Bonsai can flower multiple times in a year. The flowers are purple to white colors on a small inflorescence.

Watering and Feeding
Plectranthus ernstii care is simple. It is drought-tolerant and needs regular watering but not overwatering. When watering, wet the topsoil and rewater only when the soil is completely dry.

Soil
Bonsai Mint needs well-drained soil. Plectranthus ernstii bonsai care tip is to use a well-drained medium like perlite or vermiculite. Choose humus-rich soil for the best growth.

Hardiness
This plant grows well in hardiness zones 8 to 11. It is slightly frost-hardy with a cold tolerance temperature range of 20.12 to 25.16°F (-6.6 to -3.8°C).

Light
Plectranthus ernstii grows well in full sun on the coasts to shaded inland areas.

Propagation
The best way of propagation is by using seeds or stem cuttings.

Bonsai Mint is best suited as a houseplant and is ideal for gifting too. Planet Desert features high-quality Plectranthus ernstii for sale. Order yours today!

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08/17/2022
Portia D.
United States United States

Beautiful bonsai mint

Beautiful, well packaged plant. Arrived in flower and has been doing well in my south west facing window.

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07/05/2022
Monika S.
United States United States

My plant was delivered on time and in great condition! I couldn't be happier.

Plectranthus ernstii

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.

**FREE HEAT PACK WITH ORDERS OVER $50 before taxes and shipping- BY REQUEST ONLY, PLEASE MAKE A NOTE ON YOUR ORDER.

($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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