Holy Basil_Ocimum sanctum

SKU: MYBG-HERB-HOBA
filler
Rs.175
Pot Size: 4"

Use

Balcony

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Medium

Size

Medium

Genus

Ocimum

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade

With Pots

Yes

Product Description

Rama Tulsi is a broader leaf variety. Ram Tulsi is a tropical plant but it still dislikes direct sunlight. So, do not keep your basil plant at a spot where the sun is beating down.

Rama Tulsi

Family

Lamiaceae

Origin

Indian Subcontinent

Environment

Ram Tulsi is a tropical plant but it still dislikes direct sunlight. So, do not keep your basil plant at a spot where the sun is beating down. Indirect sunlight is best for basil plants.

Tulsi likes lots of moisture in the soil. So you need to water it at least 2 times daily in summers and once in winter. If the basil plant is out in the sun, then it needs more water than the indoor plants.

Basil needs soil that can retain moisture. That is why black soils with high amounts of clay matter are good for tulsi plants. The most basic thing you must know to care for basil plants is that they need to be in a moist soil that can keep them well supplied with water for many hours.

The plant doesn't need much fertilizer but if you want aromatic basil, then you need to give organic manure.

Once the basil plant starts sprouting flowers, not only it will its leaves lose the flavour but it will also stop growing. Prune the flowers as soon as they appear.

Description

Rama Tulsi is a broader leaf variety. It has a milder flavor than other basils but more stronger scent when the leaves are crushed.

Holy basil is an erect, many-branched subshrub, 30-60 cm (12-24 in) tall with hairy stems. Leaves are green; they are simple, petioled, with an ovate, up to 5 cm (2.0 in)-long blade which usually has a slightly toothed margin; they are strongly scented.

Landscape Uses

Superb as a container herb plant on the patio or you could try growing basil on the kitchen windowsill and in convenient containers outside the back door.

Although each type of herb has its own growing requirements, most herbs are unfussy plants. They prefer full sun and prosper in good, moderately fertile soil. And most require that the soil be well-drained.

Water the plants everyday and keep the soil moist. Make sure excess water is drained out. Trim the plants in the summers to keep them in good shape. You can keep the herbs on a kitchen windowsill provided you are getting good sunlight there.

Potted herb plants are sensitive to sun and naturally grow towards the source of sunlight. They might start to lean after some time so make sure to rotate the pot in different direction.

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