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)