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Microtoena patchoulii
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Patchouli is a species of plant from the genus Pogostemon. It is a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers.

Common name: Microtoena patchoulii
Color: white
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

Water: Medium

Temprature: 75 and 80 degrees F.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • 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.


Special Feature:
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.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Unverified information Assam Patchouli is an aromatic herb used for coughs, asthma, abdominal pain, and enteritis.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Patchouli&stpos=0&stype=AND

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