Patchouli - Plant
Common name: Microtoena patchoulii
Bloom time: October-February
Height: 2-3 ft.
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Patchouli thrives in well-drained soil. The plant thrives in full sunlight but tolerates partial shade. As a tender perennial, patchouli is damaged by cold temperatures.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 75 and 80 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Patchouli prefers regular irrigation but not soggy, waterlogged soil.
- Water the plant once every week that the plant receives no natural rainfall, providing enough water to soak the soil to a depth of about 8 inches.
- Patchouli grown in a container requires more frequent irrigation, as containerized soil dries quickly.
False Patchouli is an erect or ascending, branched, hairy herb 1-2 ft tall. Leaves are very aromatic, somewhat smooth, ovate, 5-11 cm long, toothed in the margins. Flowers are white, and borne in whorls on terminal and axillary spikes which are 6-25 cm long. Bracts are ovate or lanceolate, and equal to the calyx or a little shorter. Leaves yield a volatile oil.
- Unverified information Assam Patchouli is an aromatic herb used for coughs, asthma, abdominal pain, and enteritis.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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