Basil tree growing shrub type of basil an hybrid of genus Ocimum also known as Bonsai basil, Basil tree perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental bonsai plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Basil tree leaves
Leaves color green in ovate shape, the size 1-3 cm.
Flower color white, small white flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Basil tree growing and care:
Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to graft
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Not something special, sensitive to frost (Won’t survive more than 6C)
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
All the season
How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom
What is the size of a Basil tree?
25-35 cm, 10-14 inch
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade / Full shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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 oval leaves
Uses of Basil tree leaves:
Pesto, salad, herb, spices
Ocimum basilicum ‘long feet’