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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

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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: 14 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Growing well April 8, 2017
Reviewer: Jill Rhoden from Temple, TX United States  
When I received my two plants they were a little shocked, but they are doing well now. It's been a couple of weeks and they are green. I've never grown them before, so I don't know what to expect. They are small compact little plants; can't wait to see them  grow! They didn't smell when I got them, but now they are starting to. Overall happy.

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Patchouli plantd November 3, 2016
Reviewer: Donald Harrison from Batavia, NY United States  
I received my plants on Sept 14 a very warm day for Rochester Ny the next day I potted all three plants with miracle grow soil. I placed the plants into indirect sunlight for a week and the plants never actually took to the transplant now about 16 days later my plants still seem less alive than they should be.this confused me due to the fact that I have grown many plants under the same conditions with great result??

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  7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Healthy and happy indoors June 25, 2015
Reviewer: Laura from Burbank, CA United States  
I live in southern California, and have tried to grow patchouli outdoors before, but the plants died due to the extreme heat and dry weather.  

This time, I bought 3 patchouli plants to keep indoors near a window in various rooms of my house.  The plants arrived flowering, and although a little dry from shipping, they were otherwise healthy.  After a couple of days the plants really started taking off.  

I have since transplanted them into larger pot after trimming off the flowers and saving the seeds for new plants.  And although they don't seem to smell much, they are beautiful in my house.  I am quite happy with my purchase!

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Ready to Flower in Spring June 5, 2015
Reviewer: Mary C T from Burlington, CT United States  
Very pleased with the plant.  My only concern is that it arrived in April and it is beginning to flower now.  The accompanying literature states it blooms in autumn.  I hope this early onset does not mean anything detrimental to the plant.

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Excellent Plant! June 5, 2015
Reviewer: Monica MacConnell from Corpus Christi, TX United States  
My plants seemed to ship well, I received my Patchouli plant in good condition.  I've done some gardening in the past but decided to try some new plants since moving to a different climate.  My plant has been thriving in south TX.  I make sure to keep it watered, since the summers here are really hot.  I think this plant is very easy to take care of, just water it if the leaves start to droop.  The leaves smell amazing!

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