Mint is grown for its aromatic and flavorful leaves. Oval and serrated, the leaves of mint are indented with veins and come to a point. They impart a fresh clean scent and a strong mint flavor with sweet overtones. Leaves are commonly bright to dark green in color but some varieties can be purple, gray-green, or even pale yellow. If allowed to flower mint will produce white and lavender to purple petite blooms. Young leaves will have the best flavor and texture, leaves allowed to mature on the plant for too long will become bitter and woodsy in flavor.
Removing the plastic bag is the first thing to do. Keep the plant indoors, not fully exposed to the sunlight. Make sure you water the plant every second day or whenever it looks floppy. Water deeply at least once a week. The best practice it is to transplant to a larger pot. It keeps the roots growing deep and the soil moist. Your goal when growing in a container is to keep the soil from drying out. The best time of day for water is early in the morning. One last tip if you keep them in a pot is to have a flowerpot dish that keeps the soil moist and at the same time, allows the water in excess to drain.