Thai basil growing shrub type of basil of genus Ocimum also known as Thailand basil, Thai basil perennial or cold annual plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10b+ (perennial), 5-10 (as annual).
Thai basil leaves
Leaves color light to dark green leaves with purple stems, leaf shape is ovate.
Flower color purple, small flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Thai basil growing and care:
Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days, thinning the flower
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Thai basil?
Not necessary but possible vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
Spring as annual, spring, summer, autumn as perennial
All the season
How to prune:
Prune the inner branches
Size of the plant?
20-50cm, 8-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
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
Easy to sow no special demand
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry
Spring after the last frost
25-30 can be sow direct
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, moist soil
Do the seeds require burying?
Leaves harvesting season:
After the plant in full size you can start to trim all the season
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch
Information about leaves:
Green oval leaves
Uses of Thai basil leaves:
Ocimum basilicum ‘Thai basil’