Ocimum gratissimum growing shrub type of basil genus Ocimum also known as Clove basil or African basil, Ocimum gratissimum perennial evergreen or annual plant, grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone: 12+ (perennial), 5-12 (as annual).
Ocimum gratissimum leaves
Leaves color light green big soft with ovate-cordate shape with serrated edge.
Flower color purple, small flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Ocimum gratissimum growing and care:
Well drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Ocimum gratissimum?
Not necessary but possible vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring as annual, spring, summer, autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, in warm place strong place
All the season
How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom
What is the size of a Ocimum gratissimum?
40-60cm, 16-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Small purple 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:
Grow from seeds
Small round brown seeds
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, Full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Well drained soil
Do the seeds require burying?
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Ocimum gratissimum?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Ocimum gratissimum:
Spring, early summer
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Ocimum gratissimum?
Put in glass of water and change the water every few days
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to trim the big leaves but not old leaves
Information about leaves:
Green leaves in ovate-cordate shape with serrated edge
Uses of Ocimum gratissimum leaves: