Fragrant Patchouli Plant - Pogostemon - 2.5" Pot

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Pogostemon cablin. This exotically fragrant member of the mint family is easy to grow and rewarding. Perhaps best known for the popularity of its essential oil in the 1960s, Patchouli's aroma is a complex, woodsy, spicy, earthy musk. It has been used in perfumes, soaps, incense, and even boasts medicinal, antibacterial and antifungal properties. The plants grow to 24 inches tall and wide and produce jade green leaves and whorls of small white flowers. Requiring minimal fertilizer, it's fast growing and responds well to pinching or shearing. A tender perennial, it happily overwinters in a bright window when the temperature drops below 50°F. Hardy in zones 9-11. This plant is thought to have originated n the Phillippines and is now cultivated in many tropical areas. It was introduced into Europe about 1844 when shawls were wrapped with Patchouli. The strength and unique odor quality of Patchouli lends itself to oriental types of perfumes. It gives a long-lasting fragrant allure to any perfume. The plant is a bushy perennial herb, up to three feet tall with hairy leaves that are 4 inches long. The herb itself is used to fragrance and perfume carpets and textiles, and to repel insects. Wrapping fabrics in Patchouli herb has been a practice for a thousand years. Proper name: Pogostemon cablin. The starter plant you will receive is growing in a 2.5" pot.
  • Patchouli oils come from a plant called Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
  • Immediate shipping, Starter plant in 2.5" Pot
  • Proper name: Pogostemon cablin
  • It grows 12-15" tall in a season and if kept from year to year can reach a height of 4 feet
  • Patchouli prefers full sun or partial sun


  • 5
    Great oil, nice plants, they survived Postmaster general DeJoys efforts to destroy the USPS

    Posted by lancebon on Sep 12th 2021

    I've been wearing Patchouli oil since may,1966 (My first bottle I bought on McDougal St, across from the Cafe Wha) Never saw one until this purchase. I will be purchasing more in the next couple of months, but, I have to learn how to distill/extract it's oils. If people are tired of the postal service these past two years, Message members of congress to dump/fire/impeach PM Dejoy

  • 4
    Patchouli plant

    Posted by Cynthia T. on Sep 2nd 2021

    Arrived in partly squashed box, half the leaves are yellow and falling off, no scent but maybe that will happen later. I love patchouli and hope this plant survives. I will order from you again

  • 5

    Posted by Rikki Emanuel on Aug 24th 2021

    Plant was very healthy and larger than I expected. Packaging was perfect. Neat and protected the plant well.

  • 5
    Patchouli plants

    Posted by Karen S. on Aug 23rd 2021

    The plants came beautifully packed! About the best mail-order plants I've ever received. Sturdy, well-rooted, and smelling deliciously of patchouli.