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:

Pruning season:
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:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’

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