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:
2-3 ft.Difficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & 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 ShadeSoil:
75 and 80 degrees F.Fertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- 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. UseMedicinal use:
- 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.