Krishna Tulsi, Tulsi ( Black ) - Plant
Common name: Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum, holy basil,
Bloom time: June to frost
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 70-80 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds.
- Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Basil may be skeletonized by Japanese beetles. To control, remove beetles by hand.
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