Lime basil growing herbaceous type of basil of genus Ocimum also known as Hoary basil, Lime basil annual plant used as edible plant for the leaves also used as ornamental plant and it’s fragrant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.
Lime basil leaves
Leaves color light green soft narrow and thin, with ovate shape.
Flower color white, the flowers grow on inflorescence.
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How to grow Lime basil growing and care:
Warm weather, well-drained soil
How to care:
Add more water in hot summer days, fertilizer 2-4 year, put organic matter, prune once a year and consider to prune the bloom stems
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Lime 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?
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune a Lime basil shrub?
Autumn / beginning of the winter
How to prune:
recommend to thinning the inner branches
What is the size of a Lime 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 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
White flower that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
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:
Bright leaves ovate in the color light green
Uses of Lime basil leaves:
Spice, herb, pesto
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
How to grow Lime basil from seeds
Sow this plant it’s easy but it’s more recommend to use in vegetative reproduction
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry area
1-3 cm, 0.5-1.2 inch, sowing direct 0.5-1 m,
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist the soil
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
2-3 weeks, in Krishna tulasi 1-2 weeks
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, moist soil