How to grow Patchouli plant

Patchouli plant grow and care – herbaceous shrub‎ of the genus Pogostemon also known as Pogostemon cablin or Pachouli, Patchouli plant perennial evergreen plant also used as fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves edible in color green in elliptic shape the edge serrated.

Patchouli plant flower

Flower fragrant in color pink-purple the flowers small and grow on spike in inflorescence.

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How to grow Patchouli plant growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can cause skin problems

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Nematode, fungal

Pruning season:
Autumn – winter

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Fragrant flowers in color pink-purple the flowers small and grow on spike in inflorescence

Uses of Patchouli plant flower:
Oil, fragrant, soap

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established can trim freely

Information about leaves:
Green in elliptic shape the edge serrated

Uses of Patchouli plant leaves:
Beverage, salad

Scientific name:

Pogostemon cablin

How to grow Patchouli plant

Patchouli plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water