Java Patchouli

Pogostemon heyneanus

Of the 40 species of Pogostemon, only two are used to make the pungent, dark amber colored patchouli oil – Pogostemon cablin and Pogostemon heyneanus. Java patchouli makes a great container plant with its profuse baby blue pea-like blooms.

Water: Needs regular water

Hardiness: Frost Tender

Habit: Evergreen perennial up to 4' tall and 4' wide

Light: Doesn't want direct sun

Soil: Fertile soil

Origin: East Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines)

Java Patchouli