Basil Pesto Perpetuo growing herbaceous hybrid type of basil the genus Ocimum also known as Basil Pesto plant, Basil Pesto Perpetuo annual plant, used as edible plant for the leaves also used as ornamental plant for the colored leaves and it’s fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 5+, possible to grow in hardiness zone 2+ but need to take care to put indoor in the autumn and winter
Basil Pesto Perpetuo leaves
Leaves color light green with white can be just in the edge or all the leaf, the shape is ovate, taste it’s gentle and the main purpose if thus hybrid it’s for pesto.
Flower color white, the flowers small grow on inflorescence (almost never bloom).
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How to grow Basil Pesto Perpetuo – growing and care:
Well drained soil, add more water in hot summer days
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed (rare to find)/ Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Basil Pesto plant?
No, but when you buy from the super fresh leaves on stems you can use the stems
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Not something special
Recommended planting season?
Spring, possible to plant summer
Pests and diseases:
All the season
How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom
Size of the plant:
30-70 cm, 12-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5-12 liter (1.5-3 gallon) amount of water that needed, it’s to keep the soil moist and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom of pot, when it’s grow as perianal every two years to switch soil in the pot don’t let, soil need to be well ventilated with good drainage, rich with organic matter, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.
General information about the flower
Small white flower that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Should thinning the inflorescence when they start to bloom, all the strength of the plant go to the blossom
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
After the plant in full size you can start to trim all the season. Can be after 3-4 weeks
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch
Information about leaves:
Green white oval leaves, soft
Uses of Basil Pesto leaves:
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with soil
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring to summer, in the house you can all the year, need to take care that it’s not too much cold and better not dry
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
When use soil: keep moist, better peat soil and better with root growth hormone also possible to put the stem in glass of water and switch the water every few days, cutting result better in warm season with high humidity, shade with light.
How to grow from Basil Pesto Perpetuo from seeds
Easy to sow no special demand, but recommend by cutting
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Spring after the last frost
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Not too much moist, Well drained soil
Do the seeds require burying?
Ocimum basilicum ‘Pesto Perpetuo ‘