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Lemon Basil - Plant

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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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Ocimum americanum MagentaJune to frost1.50 to 2.00 feetEasy to grow

Planting and 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.
  • SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
    Full sunWell-drained soil Medium10.9°CApply any organic fertilizer

    Care

    • 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 uses

    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. Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area.

    Medicinal use: NA

    References

      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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