Greek column basil growing herbaceous type of basil in genus Ocimum also known as Ocimum basilicum Lesbos or Greek columnar basil, Greek column 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+.
Greek column basil leaves
Leaves color light to dark green, leave small with high density in ovate shape
Flower color white, small flowers grow on inflorescence
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How to grow Greek column basil growing and care:
Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days
How to care:
Add more water in hot summer days, fertilizer 2-4 year, put organic matter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Greek column basil?
No, but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Not something special
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
All the season
How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom
Size of the plant?
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Less than 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:
Bees and more pollinators
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the brunch and leave few buds above the ground
Information about leaves:
Small green leaves
Uses of Greek column basil leaves:
Pesto, salad, herb, spices
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