Lemon basil growing shrub type of basil of genus Ocimum also known as Thai lemon basil or Lao basil, Lemon basil fragrant perennial evergreen in warm climate and annual plant in cold climate, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10b+ (perennial), 5-10 (as annual).
Lemon basil leaves
Leaves color green soft narrow and thin, with ovate shape in flavor that remind lemon.
Flower color white, flower grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Lemon basil growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Lemon basil?
Not necessary but possible and easy to vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
In full sun there is too much flower what that makes the trim of the leaves hard work
Recommended planting season?
Spring as annual, spring, summer, autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / beginning of the winter
How to prune:
recommend to thinning the inner branches
What is the size of a Lemon basil?
20-40 cm, 8-16 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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White flower that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Lemon basil?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Lemon basil:
Spring / Summer, in the house you can all the year
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Lemon basil?
Moist, warm weather, shade, possible to put the stem in glass of water
Leaves harvesting season
All year long, in the winter sometime the plant is week; depend in how much it’s cold
How to harvest the leaves?
Prune the entire branch except leave few buds
Information about leaves:
Soft and thin leaves ovate in the color light green
Uses of Lemon basil leaves:
Ocimum × citriodorum