|Therapeutic uses||Stimulant, repellent, antidote, anti-bacterial and antifungal|
|Germination||The plant likes indirect light; situate containers at the ends of a fluorescent light tube, where the illumination is less intense, or in a window that doesn't get a full blast of afternoon sun.
Plant seeds in a mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite. Dig a hole about an inch square and drop in one seed. Be careful not to bruise or pinch the seeds, as they are fragile.
Plant just a few seeds per pot or container; the plants like room once they begin to grow. Cover the seeds lightly with soil, and then water and keep the pot moist, but not saturated.
Patchouli grows best in slightly humid conditions. To avoid soaking the roots, keep a tray of water-covered pebbles near the growing plants and let the evaporation increase humidity, creating a microclimate.
The seeds should begin to germinate in about three weeks. If the plants start to get leggy, pinch the top off to encourage them to spread out and get bushy.
|Scarification / Stratification||No|
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