Pogostemon patchouli (Family: Lamiaceae) is native of Phillippines and grows wild in Malaysia, indonesia, and Singapore. It is bushy perennial fragment herb with soft, opposite, egg-shaped leaves and square stems.
Patchouli grows well in warm to tropical climates. It thrives in hot weather but not direct sunlight. If the plant withers due to lack of water, it will recover well and quickly after rain or watering. The seed-producing flowers are very fragrant and blossom in late fall. The tiny seeds may be harvested for planting, but they are very delicate and easily crushed. Cuttings from the mother plant can also be rooted in water to produce additional plants.