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My Boss Gave Me What She Thought Was A Mint…

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My boss gave me what she thought was a mint plant. However doesn’t look like any mint I have ever seen. It is about 2 feet tall, and looks like a small palm tree with fern-like leaves. The scent of the leaves is a strong menthol aroma when crushed.

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The Gardener’s Answer

That was very thoughtful of your boss to give you a plant! Of course there are several cultivars of mint, but I have to agree that this does not sound like any mint I have seen either. I assume there was not a growers tag in the plant when you received it, and it is difficult to say what this plant might be without being able to see it. From what you have described, no plant is coming to mind but you are welcome to send a picture to my e-mail (aoakley@plantkingdom.net) or if you have time, stop by the Plant Kingdom at 4101 Westport Road in Louisville and we would be happy to have a look at your gift and identify the plant for you.

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