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Lemon basil - Plant

Note: The image is for reference purpose. Actual plant height will be 0.5 to 3ft.
Ocimum americanum
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Ocimum americanum, known as American basil or "hoary basil", is an annual herb with white or lavender flowers. It is used for medicinal purposes. Despite the misleading name, it is native to Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Southeast Asia.

Common name: Ocimum americanum
Color: Magenta
Bloom time: June to frost
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 10.9°C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

  • In active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool.
  • The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
  • Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
  • Keep moist in winter.

Special Feature:
As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

Basil may be skeletonized by Japanese beetles. To control, remove beetles by hand.

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