Holy basil growing shrub type of basil of genus Ocimum also known as Tulsi or Tulasi, Holy basil perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate, in temperate climate as annual plant
Leaves ovate with serrate edge, the color of the leaves green but sometime the leaves become purple. Holy basil aromatic and with strong taste.
Flower color purple, small flowers grow on inflorescence attract pollinators
Holy basil for sale - Seeds or Plants to Buy
Requirements for growing Holy basil:
Warm weather, prune
What is the best way to start growing Holy basil:
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (stems)
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Holy basil?
Not necessary but possible vegetative reproduction, unless you want specific subspecies
Difficulties/Problems with growing Holy basil:
Aggressive, in full sun there is too much flower what that make trim the leave a lot of work
When is the best time to plant a Holy basil plant:
Pests and diseases in Holy basil:
When is the best time to prune a Holy basil plant?
Autumn / beginning of the winter
How to prune a Holy basil:
recommend to thinning the inner branches
What is the size of a Holy basil?
0.3-2 m. 1-6.5 ft
Growth speed in Holy basil:
Holy basil Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Holy basil:
Full Sun it's optimal for the plants and also to attract pollinator / Half Shade and Almost Full Shade recommend for bigger leaves and more leaves than flowers
It is possible to grow Holy basil indoor?
Growing Holy basil is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Holy basil bloom?
All year depend on the climate
General information about the flower:
Small purple flower that grow on inflorescence
Thinning / Deadheading of Holy basil Blossom:
For use the leaves should thinning the blossom but for pollinators it's not recommend
Pollination is done by:
Bees and much more pollinators
Holy basil Krishna tulsi (tulasi) – Purple leaves
Holy basil Rama tulsi (tulasi) – Green leaves, purple stems
Holy basil Kapoor tulsi (tulasi) – Green leaves with purple edge
Holy basil Lakshmi tulasi (tulasi) - Green leaves
When to trim Holy basil leaves?
All year long, in the winter sometime the plant is week, depend in how much it's cold
How to trim Holy basil leaves?
It's doesn't matter
Information about Holy basil leaves:
plant. The leaves ovate with serrate edge, the color of the leaves green but sometime the leaves become purple
Uses of Holy basil leaves:
Pesto (will be a strong), Beverage, Religious
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Holy basil?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Holy basil:
Spring / Summer
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Holy basil?
Moist, warm weather, shade, possible to put the stem in glass of watter
Sowing of Holy basil:
Sow this plant it's easy but it's more recommend to use in vegetative reproduction
Saving Holy basil seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry area
Sowing season of Holy basil:
Holy basil plant spacing:
1-3 cm, 0.5-1.2 inch, sowing direct 0.5-1 m,
How Deep Do You Plant A Holy basil Seed?
Holy basil seeding conditions:
Moist the soil
Watering Holy basil Seeds:
Average amount of water
Holy basil germination time:
2-3 weeks, in Krishna tulasi 1-2 weeks
Condition of Holy basil sprout:
Full sun, moist soil