BASIL SWEET

SKU: 9332392118751

Size: 100 mm
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Sale price$4.70

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Description

Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is renowned for its fragrant green leaves that become a kitchen staple in numerous recipes. In Bunuru (summer), dainty white blossoms adorn the plant, adding a touch of ornamental beauty. This annual herb, while primarily sought for culinary delights, also enhances garden aesthetics with its lush growth.

This versatile herb is well-suited for ground planting, pots, or vege/herb gardens. For those planting in sandy soils, enriching with compost improves the soil quality. Basil flourishes in full sun and necessitates consistent watering, particularly during the warm peaks of Birak (summer). From Kambarang (late spring) to Bunuru (summer), feed it with herb/foliage fertiliser; this bolsters leaf growth and minimises premature flowering. While Basil doesn’t demand strict pruning, pinching off the flower heads promotes a bushier appearance and extends its leaf-producing phase.

Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum
Common Name  Basil
Cultivar Sweet Basil
Classification
Herbs and Veges
PBR Name
Origin India
Foliage Evergreen
Height 40 - 60 cm
Width 40 - 60 cm
Light Full Sun
Soil Loamy, rich soil or potting mix.
Water Requirement Don't allow soil to dry out, water moderately.
Lifespan Annual
Flower Colour Purple, white
Flower Time Birak, Bunuru (Early to Late Summer)
Toxicity Edible plant, non-toxic to humans and animals.


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