Krishna Tulsi, Tulsi ( Black ) - Plant
Description for Krishna Tulsi, Tulsi ( Black )
Sow seeds in early spring. Grows best in full sun in moderately rich and well-drained soil kept well watered. Space large-leafed cultivars (such as Thai Magic ) 1 1/2 apart and mulch to retain moisture.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum, holy basil,||Magenta||June to frost||1.50 to 2.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||70-80 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Krishna Tulsi
- 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.
Typical uses of Krishna Tulsi
Special features: As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: na