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
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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Sweet basil tulsi
|Maximum Reachable Height
||8 to 18 feet
||Yellow to reddish
||Dry climate to bloom
||Easy, Moderately easy
Planting and careMake 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.
Sabja Plant careTo 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.
||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
||25 to 30 degrees C
||Use any organic fertilizer
Sabja Plant special feature
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
Sabja Plant uses
- Can be used for ornamental purpose
- 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