It can be cropped twice a year and is usually
replaced every three to four years. The dappled light through the trees provides
the appropriate balance of sun and shade that this plant loves (it can be grown
in more sun, but the water requirements significantly increase). However, most
of us in the US have to enjoy Patchouli either as a house plant or as an annual.
Because it grows quickly, both of these options are viable. Patchouli is perfect
for shady spots where it can lend its fragrance to those who pass by.
to Joannah Metcalf in Herbs and Aromatherapy, Patchouli can be an
anti depressant for those who like the smell and she even hints that it might be
an aphrodisiac. So, situate that love seat in the middle of that shady spot and
get that Patchouli growing. "Step into my
parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly.
This plant is sometimes available in
plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low
cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here
to see if
Plug Trays are available.