Mentha x villosaCharacteristics: 'Mojito' Mint is a spearmint native to Cuba essential in making the refreshing summer drink. 'Mojito' is easy to grow and makes a wonderful potted plant for beginners.Light: Plant in full sun to partial shade. Water: Water when soil seems dry to the touch. Mint does not like constantly soggy soil.Soil: Your mint will thrive in well-drained soil of average quality and pH. Use: A refreshing herbal perennial used not only to make Mojitos, but also to make teas, desserts, and as a great seasoning for meats.