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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 9 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 24"S
BLOOM: White, Fall

Availability: Order Now, Ships Fall

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Patchouli Plants

Pogostemon cablin

The smell of the Patchouli plant is both exotic and familiar. Herb gardening means more than just looks, and we encourage you to plant herb plants we have grown for their aromatic value.

This aromatic herb emits the definitive perfume of the Orient and India in particular. It is widely used in perfumes, oils and soaps and its leaves make an excellent potpourri. Patchouli made a resurgence in the 1960's as a popular oils used by Hippies to condition their skin and hair. Also used as an aphrodisiac, Patchouli is often found in many Aromatherapy products and incenses.

Medically, Patchouli is antibacterial and anti fungal. Used for ages in the Far East, Patchouli was employed to treat nausea, headaches, colds and even venomous snake bites. Patchouli has also been known as a skin toner and to be effective in treating acne and eczema.

The plant's anti fungal properties also render it a natural insecticide and makes a great preventative plant for your garden. Ancient Chinese silk traders used to pack Patchouli leaves within the folds of their silk cargoes to prevent damage from moths. Try using Patchouli in your drawers and attics instead of toxic mothballs!

Patchouli plants are a member of the Lamianceae family, which includes Mints, Lavenders and Oreganos. This fragrant plant makes an excellent houseplant. Keep it in filtered light and do not let it dry out. It is an easy plant to grow, and will reward you with lovely white flowers!

Zones: 9 - 11

Size for Sale: 24"H x 24"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: White, Fall

Uses: A very aromatic herb, Patchouli is used in lotions, candles, perfumes and other scented products. Also a natural insecticide, plant Patchouli in your garden or use it in your closet to keep unwanted bugs away. Used traditionally for its antibacterial and anti fungal properties for medical purposes.

Tips: Patchouli smells great! Keep some in a pot or container indoors and enjoy the sweet, earthy fragrance all year long!

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Nice looking Plant! June 19, 2017
Reviewer: Eva Edmonds from Smithland, KY United States  
My Patchouli plant came in nice shape and still moist.
Oddly, it has taken almost a month for the leaves to gain scent. I was unable to detect any scent at all even crushing the leaves, so was a bit dubious at first.
The new growth is more promising and does have light scent now. I have never had Patchouli before so I don't know if this is normal? It is growing well in a nice planter I put it in. i have it outside for the summer, but will transfer inside for winter.
*** I will say, if you have ordered a variety of plants, you will have to WAIT for the end of the time frame of the coldest planting zone you might be associated with before they mail your plants. Even if you are borderline, or in the 'banana belt' of your area. I felt I had to wait 2-3 weeks longer than is normal for western KY, but once I received my order they are lovely. I will order from GE again.

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Very Happy! May 31, 2017
Reviewer: BT from Palmetto , FL United States  
Received my plants very well packed. Slightly wilted after I unpacked them. Followed the instructions and gave them a bit of water and left them alone for a day or so prior to potting. They were nice and healthy within hours. Potted them two weeks ago and they are doing very well outdoors in partial sun and have tripled in size!

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Nice, small plant May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Potomac Falls, VA United States  
The plant I received looked fairly healthy, and after a few days to acclimate to its new indoor environment, I re-potted it in potting soil in a small container and placed it where it recieves about 6-8 hours of sun per day.  I've watered and fed it, but it doesn't seem to be growing  as much (or giving off that wonderful patchouli odor) as I had hoped.  I may try to give it a new home in a larger container to see if will meet my expectations.

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patchouli May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Linda Lourenzo from Orange, VA United States  
Plant arrived in good condition.  Smells great

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
They're doing quite well! April 30, 2017
Reviewer: KMD from Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States  
when I received them they looked quite good!  I wasn't able to plant right away so kept them in their little homes for a week though I gave them a decent drenching when they got here.

Transplant went very well and they look particularly happy.    I had to do pots with regular soil and soil from the yard (which is mostly sand) Its my first time growing these so I'm not totally sure what to expect.  One in the front gets quite a bit of sun until 2pm  the one in back gets sun until 11am.  Its quite hot out so they get water  (a splash in the a.m.) daily.  this is enough to keep the tops a little wet so they don't dry out in the intense sun here.

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