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Mint - Costa Rican (Satureja viminea) 1G

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🌿 Discover the Aromatic Wonder of Costa Rican Mint 🌱

An Enchanting Addition to Your Garden and Culinary Adventures

🌿 Plant Size & Shipping Container: Receive a flourishing Costa Rican Mint (Satureja viminea) plant delivered to your doorstep in a 1-gallon pot.

🌎 Growing Zones: Perfect for USDA hardiness zones 9-11, thrive in subtropical climates with ease.

🌱 Growth Habits: Costa Rican Mint, also known as the Jamaican Mint Tree, is a versatile plant that can grow as a lush shrub or a small tree, reaching an average mature height of 5-10 feet, or managed at smaller size through pruning.

H2: Flavorful Leaves and Culinary Delights

🍃 Flavor Profile: Savor the delightful, savory mint flavor of Costa Rican Mint leaves, fresh or dried.

🪴 Culinary Uses & Applications: Elevate your culinary creations to gourmet status by incorporating Costa Rican Mint. Its versatility knows no bounds, making it a must-have in your kitchen arsenal. Here's how you can infuse its exquisite flavor into your dishes:

  1. Soups: Add a handful of fresh Costa Rican Mint leaves to your soups, imparting a refreshing minty essence that will leave your taste buds tingling.
  2. Salads: Sprinkle chopped Costa Rican Mint leaves into your salads for a burst of aromatic freshness that complements a wide range of greens and vegetables.
  3. Teas: Brew a soothing cup of Costa Rican Mint tea using fresh or dried leaves. It's the perfect beverage to unwind with, offering a unique minty twist.
  4. Marinades: Create mouthwatering marinades by mixing Costa Rican Mint with other herbs and spices. It infuses your meats and vegetables with a savory, minty character that's simply irresistible.

H2: Medicinal Properties and Nutritional Benefits

🌿 Medicinal Uses & Applications: Costa Rican Mint (Satureja viminea) is not just a culinary delight; it also offers a treasure trove of potential health benefits. Dive into its medicinal properties, backed by nature's wisdom, and discover how it can enhance your well-being:

1. Digestive Relief: Costa Rican Mint is renowned for its soothing effect on digestive issues. Incorporating it into your diet or preparing a minty infusion can provide relief from gastrointestinal discomfort, such as indigestion and bloating.

2. Blood Pressure Reduction: Studies suggest that Costa Rican Mint may contribute to lowering blood pressure levels. Its natural compounds may help relax blood vessels, promoting better circulation and overall cardiovascular health.

3. Pain Relief: This aromatic herb possesses analgesic properties, making it a potential ally in alleviating pain. It may offer relief from headaches, muscle aches, and other minor discomforts.

4. Anti-Inflammatory and Antimicrobial: Costa Rican Mint contains compounds known for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. These properties can help combat infections and reduce inflammation in the body.

Is this plant for me?

🌿 Who Benefits: Explore whether Costa Rican Mint (Satureja viminea) is the perfect addition to your garden with these insights:

Ideal for USDA Zones 9-11: If you reside in USDA hardiness zones 9-11, you're in the sweet spot for Costa Rican Mint. This herb thrives in subtropical climates, making it an excellent choice for your garden.

Fragrant and Flavorful: Gardeners who appreciate a fragrant and flavorful touch in their outdoor space will find Costa Rican Mint to be a delightful addition. Its aromatic leaves and culinary versatility add a unique charm to your garden.

Ornamental Enthusiasts: If you enjoy ornamental plants that not only please the eye but also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, Costa Rican Mint is a wonderful choice. It adds visual appeal and vitality to your garden.

🚫 Who It's Not For: Consider other options if the following conditions apply to you:

Outside Recommended Zones: If you live in a region outside USDA zones 9-11, Costa Rican Mint may not thrive as expected. It's best suited for subtropical climates.

Low-Maintenance Seekers: For those looking for low-maintenance plants that require minimal care, Costa Rican Mint might not be the ideal choice. This herb benefits from proper attention and care to flourish.

Landscaping Tips and Planting Wisdom

🏡 How to Implement as an Ornamental: Unleash the full potential of Costa Rican Mint (Satureja viminea) as an ornamental masterpiece in your garden's landscape. Discover the art of integrating its lovely foliage and captivating fragrance into your outdoor haven:

Aromatic Borders: Create enchanting borders or edging with Costa Rican Mint, using its lush foliage to define garden pathways or highlight flower beds.

Container Gardening: Embrace the versatility of this herb by planting it in decorative containers. Its compact size and delightful aroma make it an excellent choice for patio and balcony gardens.

Companion Planting: Pair Costa Rican Mint with other aromatic herbs and flowering plants to craft captivating, fragrant ensembles that beckon to both the eye and nose.

🌱 Planting Tips: Cultivate a thriving Costa Rican Mint with these planting insights, ensuring a strong start for this vigorous grower:

Proper Depth: When planting Costa Rican Mint, ensure you don't bury it too deep. Plant it at the same depth as it was in its original container.

Well-Draining Soil: This herb thrives in rich and moist soil. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots.

Mulching Magic: Boost the plant's growth and health by mulching with hardwood species. Mulch helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and provide essential nutrients.

Sunlight: For optimal growth, place your Costa Rican Mint in an area that receives full to partial sun. It loves basking in sunlight while infusing your garden with its fragrance.

🏡 Indoor Care: If you're an indoor gardening enthusiast, discover how to keep Costa Rican Mint thriving as a houseplant, infusing your indoor space with its aromatic charm:

Sunlight: Ensure your indoor Costa Rican Mint receives adequate sunlight, ideally near a sunny window. This herb thrives in bright, indirect light.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Ensure proper drainage in your indoor pot.

Pruning: Regularly trim the plant to encourage bushy growth and maintain its attractive appearance.

Harvesting: Enjoy fresh leaves by gently plucking them as needed for culinary or aromatic purposes.

Transform your garden into a fragrant paradise with Costa Rican Mint, using these landscaping and planting tips to cultivate a thriving, aromatic oasis indoors or out.

🌱🏡 Order your Costa Rican Mint today and embark on a journey of flavor, fragrance, and wellness in your own backyard! 🌿🪴

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1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.


🌿 Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

  • Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better




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1. Understanding of Shipping Stress

By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.

2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

4. Agreement with Shipping Information and Schedule

Customers, by making a purchase, have reviewed and agreed upon our shipping protocols and schedules. They acknowledge the presence of a countdown clock on the website and our once-weekly shipping policy every Monday, recognizing the rationale behind avoiding weekend layovers for the plants.

5.Extreme Weather Conditions

Customers acknowledge that our store is not responsible for damage or loss of live plants due to extreme weather conditions during transit and delivery. This includes exposure to cold or freezing temperatures during the winter months and extreme heat during the summer. We provide tracking information when orders are processed every Monday to ensure customers are aware of the delivery schedule. It is the customer's responsibility to prevent packages from being left outside in conditions that may cause damage. Our store does not accept responsibility for any adverse effects caused by weather conditions beyond our control.

6. No Refund Policy

Customers agree that refunds are only processed under exceptional circumstances. Our store will not be held responsible for poor plant choices relative to location suitability, extreme conditions during and/or post-shipment, and improper post-purchase plant care.

7. Responsibility of Care

Upon purchase, customers agree to assume full responsibility for the ongoing care of the plants. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate watering, exposure to suitable light, and adherence to specific care instructions pertinent to each plant type.

8. Consent

By proceeding with this purchase, customers consent to all the terms and conditions stated above, confirming understanding and agreement to all stipulations mentioned.

These terms and conditions aim to ensure clarity, mutual understanding, and agreement between the seller and the customer to facilitate a smooth transaction and foster a positive customer experience.

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