Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

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Patchouli is a fast-growing perennial herb best known for it's earthy and calming fragrance. The leaves are non-edible, however simply rub, steam, or dry fresh leaves to release the essential oils. Patchouli originated in Southeast Asia, namely Malaysia, but is loved and cultivated throughout the world for it's richly aromatic foliage. It grows in the form of a small bush and is from the lavender, mint, and oregano family of plants; Lamiaceae. 

The essential oils extracted from Patchouli's leaves and flowers are popularly used is perfumes, soaps, and aromatherapy, however they also contain anti-bacterial properties. Patchouli is an antiseptic and makes a great insect repellent.

Plant Type
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season
Year-Round
Blooms: Fall - Early Winter

Mature Size
Up to 3 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Rich, moist, well-draining soils with regular watering.

Light Requirements
Part Shade

Self-Fertile

Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Can be an annual in colder Zones.

Propagation

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Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Patchouli

Plant Type: Perennial Herb 

Harvest Season: Blooms late Fall - early Winter. Harvest year-round.

Mature Size: 1-3 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soils with regular watering.

Exposure: Part Shade.

Zone Hardiness: 9-11 with frost protection. Can be an annual in colder Zones.

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