Pogostemon Cablin

Pogostemon Cablin Seeds (Patchouli Seeds)

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Primarily used in perfumery and cosmetics.

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Pogostemon Cablinis is commonly known as Patchouli or Patchouly. It is a tropical plant of the Lamiaceae family primarily used in perfumery and cosmetics. Patchouli is grown mainly in Indonesia and the Philippines. The essential oil is produced by distillation of leaves. Once obtained, the essence must mature for several months in barrels in order to lose its bitterness. Patchouli has a strong smell, both woody, earthy and dry with smoky accents, camphor, sweet and even moldy. The fresh plant has no smell, it is only after a phase of fermentation that the leaves are fragrant.
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Common name Patchouli
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Pogostemon
Species Pogostemon cablin
Cultivar No
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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