Red rubin basil growing herbaceous ‎ type of basil of the genus Ocimum also known as Rubin basil, Red rubin basil annual plant  used as edible plant for the leaves also used as ornamental plant and it’s fragrant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.

Red rubin basil leaves

Leaves color purple in elliptic to oval shape.

Flower color purple, small flowers grow on inflorescence.

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How to grow Red rubin basil growing and care:

Not too hot or moist, space from other plants

How to care:
Add more water in hot summer days, prune twice a year, add twice a year fertilizer

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

Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Red rubin basil?
Not necessary but possible vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive plant

Recommended planting season?
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, prodenia, mealy bugs

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Necessary to prune thin brunch, and blooms

Size of the plant:
20-40 cm, 8-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

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.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

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:
Bees and more pollinators

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All the season after the plants is fully grown

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch

Information about leaves:
oval leaves and serrate in the edge, the color can be purple or green purple

Uses of Red rubin basil leaves:
Pesto, Spice

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

How to grow Red rubin basil 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*15cm (6*6 inches)

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

Scientific name:

Ocimum basilicum ‘Red rubin basil’

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