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Patchouli, True (Pogostemon cablin) potted plant, organic

$7.50 $6.50

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, normally grown as a potted plant and brought indoors for the winter

(Pogostemon patchouli) Tropical perennial native to Asia.  Iconic essence of the Hippie Culture that arose during the 1960’s and dissipated thereafter, leaving little archaeological evidence in its vericolored wake.  The patchouli plant (and the reddish essential oil obtained from it) evoke images of sweaty sun and green lawns in Berkeley, the strains of Mr Tambourine man drifting across a lucid landscape, smiles and avocados, lace stockings, violet-paned sunglasses, brown breasts with dancing nipples and matchboxes containing (not matches).  Plant prefers full to part shade, moist, rich soils, humidity. The plant thrives under good care but fades fast with neglect–it needs watering almost daily, has zero tolerance for frost and will sunburn if not protected by shade.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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    Connie Underwood

    When can I get one?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Connie,
      I expect to have patchouli seed in stock by the end of January, 2019. I’ll grow out some plants and list them eventually. Thanks so much for your interest–a favorite of mine, too–I will continue having true patchouli available whenever possible.
      Rich

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    • Linda Ruiz

      Hi Rich, any live patchouli soon?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, they are about the size of dimes, we will be enabling once they are big enough

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    • Larry

      Will you have potted acerola (barbados chery) plant available soon

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Sorry, no, we don’t do acerola.

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