Licorice basil growing shrub type of basil of genus Ocimum also known as Anise basil or Persian basil, Licorice 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).
Licorice basil leaves
Leaves color green soft narrow and thin, with ovate shape in flavor that remind anise or licorice.
Flower color white, the flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Licorice basil growing and care:
Warm weather, rich soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Not necessary but possible and easy to vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, 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
Size of the plant?
0.6-1.5 m, 1-4.5 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the flower
Pollination is done by:
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Licorice basil?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Licorice 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 Licorice 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:
taste little bit sweet remind Licorice or Licorice
Uses of Licorice basil leaves:
Ocimum basilicum ‘Licorice’