Lettuce leaf basil growing herbaceous‎ type of basil genus Ocimum also known as Lettuce basil, Lettuce leaf basil annual plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.

Lettuce basil leaves

Leaves color light green big soft with ovate shape with gentle flavor.

Flower color white, small flowers grow on inflorescence.

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Requirements for Lettuce leaf basil growing and care:

Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Lettuce leaf basil?
Not necessary but possible vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive plant

Recommended planting season?
Spring / summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, in warm place strong place

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom

What is the size of a Lettuce leaf basil?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun in warm climate less sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes in light place

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

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, butterfly

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special demand

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry

Sowing season:
Spring after the last frost

Planting spacing:
15-25 cm

Depth of Sowing:
0.4-0.6 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
5-17 days

Condition of seedling:
Well drained soil

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All the season

How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to trim the big leaves but not old leaves

Information about leaves:
Big green leaves, sometime the leaves loose the structure, can be more than 10 cm

Uses of Lettuce leaf basil leaves:
Salad, herb, spices

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Stems / cutting

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring, Early summer

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-2 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put in glass of water and change the water every few days

Scientific name:

Ocimum basilicum ‘ Lettuce leaf basil’

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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