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Pogostemon cablin – Patchouli (seed)


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Pogostemon cablin and other Pogostemon species are cultivated in India and the Far East for Patchouli, a heavy sandalwood/mint fragrance once used to distinguish fabrics of Indian origin. Popular in Europe in the 1860’s and 100 years later with the hippie movement. It is also believed to have antiseptic and aphrodisiac qualities. A member of the Lamiaceae family native to India and Malaysia.

Care and Cultivation of Pogostemon cablin

Pogostemon cablin seeds are very tiny and should be need only a very fine covering to keep them in place until germination. I’d suggest just sprinkling them onto the surface of your mix and give them a fine spray of water to settle them in. Another trick that may help is the takeaway tek, see here.

Pogostemon cablin is an upright, bushy perennial to 1 metre high. Likes rich and moist soil in full sun to part shade. Dislikes too less water and too much water. Should be cut down after floweringu and this is a good time to use material for oil extraction or potpourri.

75+ seeds per packet


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