Pogostemon Heyeanus 'Patchouli' -Therapeutic and Herbal-25 seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 25-35C (humid).
Position: Partial shade or indoors. hates frost; will sunburn if not protected by shade, does not like bright light at all.
Sowing: Sow on surface. Press lightly to surface of soil with palm of hand.
Care: Water with very fine mist spray to avoid any disturbance of the seed. Fades fast with neglect–it needs watering almost daily.
Sprouting: 14-28 days.
A great plant to 3m high to grow in shady spots. Needs warm temp and high humidity.
Pogostemon heyeanus is one of the two species from all the members in this family which can be used to make Patchouli oil. Grows well in the tropics. It thrives in hot weather but not in direct sun. The plants prefer humid growing conditions and can wilt in dry conditions but will revive quickly once watered. In shady areas, the plants can become leggy and may require some pruning to retain their compact growth habit. May be grown outside in posts but must be brought indoors during winter. Patchouli plants are not usually attacked by pests. The oil they contain keeps most insects at bay. Tolerant of many soil types, but a layer of mulch around the plant, as well as occasionally applying compost or organic fertilizers, may encourage leaf production and flowering.
With a distinctive, heavy, oriental aroma, it is great as an insect repellent and more recently it has been also used in aromatherapy and alternative remedy.
The plant and it’s oil are said to have many health benefits, including uses for diarrhea, colds, antiviral, antiseptic and antibacterial, and working as a form of antidepressant. Claimed to also reduce fluid retention and have rejuvenating properties. When used in aromatherapy it reduces appetite and helps to relieve headache. It is also treated as an aphrodisiac, and in India, it is used as anointing oil.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant therapeutically.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants). Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally).