about one month ago i got a small patchouli plant in a little plastic nursery pot. it just started to flower (i think) a week or so ago.
i've read that the flowers are even more fragrant than the leaves, but i don't know if cutting them off would promote the plants growth, or not? if so, should i cut them off now, or only once they die/fade/dry-up a la "dead heading"?
it's a little one & it'd be nice to nurture it towards a more bushy condition. should i cut the flowers off? prune it back if/when it gets leggy? i've also read they can benefit from a hard pruning.
any advice about patchoulis would be appreciated.