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Patchouli


Zones: 9-11
Exposure: Full to Part Sun
Size: 24"H x 24"S
Bloom: White, Summer
Pot Size: 3.25”
Availability: LIMITED QUANTITY


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Product Features

  • Medicinal
  • Aroma
  • Container
  • Indoor
  • 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!



  • Pogostemon patchouli

     
    Characteristics: This woody perennial is known for its distinct scent. It makes a wonderful aromatic houseplant.
     
    Light: Plant your patchouli in full sun to partial shade.
     
    Water: Water when dry, but never let your patchouli remain constantly wet.
     
    Soil: Patchouli will thrive in well-draining soil of average quality.
     
    Use: Widely used in perfumes, oils, and soaps, patchouli is known for its antibacterial and skin conditioning properties. The patchouli plant's natural anti-fungal and insecticidal properties make it a great preventative plant for your garden.
     
    Extras: Patchouli is very sensitive to frost- use caution in early spring and late fall.
  • Uses for Patchouli Plants

    Patchouli Oil

    We are often asked how to make an essential oil from Patchouli. It is actually a fairly easy process, as long as you have the necessary items for the process. Of course, your number one would be fresh Patchouli leaves, and making sure only to harvest mature, damage free leaves. You will need to wash them, and make sure that they are completely dry before you begin. Fill a glass jar (with a tight fitting top) with the Patchouli leaves, and make sure to leave an inch of space at the top of the container.

    Then fill the jar completely with a 'carrier' oilsuch as jojoba or sweet almond oil. Shake the jar vigorously to make sure that the leaves and oil and completely mixed. Boil water in a saucepan (enough to come to the top of the jar when submerged), remove it from the heat and place the jar into the hot water. Let is stay until the water is cool, and then shake the jar vigorously. Store your jar in a cool, dark spot and for the next 30 days, shake the jar daily.

    At the end of the time period, you will need to filter the oil from the Patchouli leaves. Simply get a funnel and insert the end in a glass bottle - place cheesecloth over the funnel and slower pour the oil through the funnel - give it enough time to completely fill your container. Seal tightly and enjoy!

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