Basil Holy Tulsi - Ocimum tenuiflorum

SKU: 9337740000757

Size: 100 mm
Sale price$5.50

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Ocimum sanctum, commonly known as Holy Basil, is a cherished herb that serves both ornamental and culinary purposes. Its aromatic leaves, often used in tea or culinary dishes, emit a pleasant scent, while its delicate, small white flowers bloom from Djilba (late winter to early spring). The Holy Basil is an adaptable plant that can flourish either in the ground, in pots or be a delightful addition to any vege/herb garden.

For gardeners looking to incorporate Holy Basil in sandy soils, it's recommended to enrich the ground with compost and organic matter to provide the plant with the best growing conditions. This herb prefers a sun-filled spot, though it can tolerate partial shade, and it thrives in moderately moist, well-drained soil. During Makuru (winter), water less frequently. To promote lush foliage and delay flowering, it's advisable to feed the plant with a herb/foliage fertiliser from Kambarang (spring) to Bunuru (summer). For those aiming to maintain a compact and bushy growth, prune lightly after its flowering season in Djilba (late winter to early spring).

Botanical Name Ocimum tenuiflorum
Common Name  Holy Basil, Tulsi
Herbs and Veges
PBR Name
Origin India
Foliage Evergreen
Height 30 - 60 cm
Width 30 - 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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