Cinnamon basil growing shrub of the genus Ocimum also known as Mexican basil, Cinnamon basil perennial evergreen or annual plant in colder climate and used as fragrant plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10b+ (perennial), 5-10 (as annual).
Cinnamon basil leaves
Leaves color green the structure is ovate, the stem color purple, the smell and the taste remind Cinnamon.
Flower color purple, the flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Cinnamon basil growing and care:
Warm weather in the summer
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Cinnamon basil?
Not necessary but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Full sun there is too much flower
Recommended planting season?
Spring as annual, spring, summer, autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
All the season
How to prune:
It’s necessary to prune the bloom unless you want the seeds
Size of the plant?
1m, 3 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Small purple 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:
Bees and other pollinators
Leaves harvesting season:
All the season after the plants is fully grown
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch
Information about leaves:
oval leaves and serrate in the edge
Uses of Cinnamon basil leaves:
Pesto, Spice, Beverage
Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’