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Ociumum Basilicum Sabja - Plant

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The plant tastes somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, sweet smell. Basil is very sensitive to cold. It is best grown in hot, dry conditions. While most common varieties are treated as annuals, some are perennial, including African Blue and Holy Thai basil


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Ociumum Basilicum Sabja Plant

Description for Ociumum Basilicum Sabja

Plant height: 19 - 29 inches (48 - 74 cm)
Plant spread:

Sticky Wild Basil is a subshrub, growing from a woody base. Branchlets are finely velvet-hairy, 4-angled, becoming round later.
Leaves are decussate, elliptic to nearly round, up to 2 x 1.5 cm, densely velvet-hairy below, base flat, margin rounded toothed, tip blunt; leaf-stalk to 1 cm. Flowers are borne in whorls of 6, on a 3-chotomous raceme at branch ends.

Common name(s): Sweet basil tulsi
Flower colours: Yellow to reddish
Bloom time: Dry climate to bloom
Max reachable height: 8 to 18 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy, Moderately easy

Planting and care

  • To get a head start, start the seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last spring frost.
  • Ensure your outdoor site gets 6 to 8 hours of full Sun daily; soil should be moist and well-drained.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
    Soil: Well-drained soil
    Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
    Temperature: 25 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Ociumum Basilicum Sabja

    • Make sure that the soil is moist. Basil plants like moisture.
    • If you live in a hot area, use mulch around the basil plants (the mulch will help keep the soil moist).
    • Make sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growth throughout the summer.
    • After 6 weeks, pinch off the center shoot to prevent early flowering.
    • If flowers do grow, just cut them off.

    Typical uses of Ociumum Basilicum Sabja

    Special features: After the seedlings have their first six leaves, prune to above the second set. Every time a branch has six to eight leaves, repeat pruning the branches back to their first set of leaves

    Ornamental use: Can be used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal use: Unverified information Because of its medicinal virtues, Tulsi is used in Ayurvedic preparations for treating various ailments.

    Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.


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    5 / 5 Sonali Minz 31 August 2017
    Thank you Nurserylive for such nice live plants collection
    5 / 5 Prathibha rudrappa 16 August 2017
    This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.
    4 / 5 Parvati Gujju 06 August 2017
    Very much happy with the product and service.
    5 / 5 Arshad Khan 26 July 2017
    Gud quality n healthy plants sent. Excellent packing to ensure plant safety
    5 / 5 Sanhita Yadav 15 July 2017
    Rare new variety?


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