Boxwood Basil grow and care – herbaceous type of basil genus Ocimum also known as Ocimum basilicum Boxwood, Boxwood Basil annual plant used as edible plant for the leaves also used as ornamental plant and it’s fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.
Boxwood Basil leaves
Leaves color light green soft with ovate shape, leaves elliptic and the plant grow in small globe shape.
Flower color white, small flowers grow on inflorescence.
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How to grow Boxwood Basil growing and care:
Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days
How to care:
Add more water in hot summer days, prune twice a year, add twice a year fertilizer
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Boxwood Basil?
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?
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, prodenia, snails, slugs, mealy bug
All the season
How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom
What is the size of a Boxwood Basil?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half 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, 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
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch
Information about leaves:
Green oval leaves
Uses of Boxwood Basil leaves:
Pesto, spices, herb
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Stems / cutting
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring. Early summer
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put in glass of water and change the water every few days
How to grow Boxwood Basil 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
20*20 cm (8*8 inches)
Depth of Sowing:
1cm (0.5 inche)
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?
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Spring Planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Annual plant, Herbaceous
Plant Uses: Edible plants, Fragrance, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Summer flowers
Harvest Season: Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Parts: Edible leaves
Culinary uses: Eaten raw, Herbs, Salad, Spices