ABOUT THIS FLOWERING PLANT.
Fragrant Patchouli Bush (pogostemon cablin) – Homegrown perfume! One brush up against this bushy herb and the entire garden is scented with a warm and peaceful fragrance. Erect stems never grow more than 2 to 3 feet tall and make a fantastic thick border plant and offer up seed-producing flowers that are copiously fragrant and blossom in late fall. Highly drought tolerant once it gets established in the garden, making it easy and carefree. Leaves can be harvested 2 – 3 times a year and dried for tea or potpourri. Commercially, the essential oil is obtained from the dried, cured leaves and used as a flavoring in baked goods, gum and candy.
The growth rate of Fragrant Patchouli will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
|SOIL TYPERich Moist||% SUN80-100%|
|POT SIZE2x2x7″ Deep||INCLUDESOne Plant|
FLOWERING PLANT CARE.
Fragrant Patchoulis are easy to grow, flowering plants that produce lightly scented, blooms throughout the summer. Fragrant Patchouli will grow happily and flower in a pot or in-ground. They add a tropical accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized Fragrant Patchouli can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
When you receive your new Fragrant Patchouli, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Fragrant Patchouli.
All Fragrant Patchouli grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Plants need enough room for growth, generally a 6″ to a 12″ round container will suffice to get started. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Fragrant Patchouli will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.
Fragrant Patchouli enjoy a well drained, general potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.
To help establish your new Fragrant Patchouli, fertilize sparingly a few inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT.
Best outdoors if grown in zone 10-11, find your zone here. This Fragrant Patchouli requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Fragrant Patchouli should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS.
At the nursery these Fragrant Patchouli are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this Fragrant Patchouli in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE.
All Fragrant Patchouli for sale will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, -6 or -8 will arrive in a standard 4 inch, 6 inch or 8 inch round growers pot respectively. Our new, reusable, recyclable deep plugs are 7 or 9 inches deep and 2 or 2.5 inches in width. Products growing in these pots are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots and faster growth, they are designated with a sku ending in -7 or -9. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. For more information, click the “best packaging” link at the bottom of this page.
Note: Before leaving, Fragrant Patchouli are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and generally secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You may want to order your Fragrant Patchouli Bush (pogostemon cablin) online now while they are in stock, supplies are limited.