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Australian mint bushAustralian Mint Bush (Prostanthera rotundifolia) - 2 to 3 feet tall, a shrubby house plant that is considered an herb, especially "down under" in its native Australia where its leaves are used in cooking as a substitute for thyme. The foliage of Australian mint bush is small and rounded, only about a half inch wide. The deep-green leaves have a pungent, mint-like aroma. The scent becomes more noticeable when the leaves are rubbed or brushed against. In a warm room, you can detect its fragrance as well, even without touching it. The small leaves are held on slender stems on a multi-branched plant. It tends to grow upright and is a good candidate for training into a standard or topiary. In addition to its fragrant foliage, Australian mint bush also bears attractive flowers. In early spring, it comes into bloom, bearing a profusion of small, bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is less than a half inch long, but there are dozens and dozens of them in bloom at a time on a mature plant. The pale-lilac blooms line its stems, nearly obscuring the foliage completely. A live plant in a 3" pot - $15 each or 3 for $42.75 - You save $2.25

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Good house plant companions to Australian mint bush:

White Heliotrope
White heliotrope

Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow

Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow

Fragrant Olive
Fragrant Olive

Supplies to use with Australian mint bush:

Neem oil

Electra Plant Food

Electra Bloom Booster


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