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Kapoor Tulsi Plant, Blue Basil, Ocimum kilimandscharicum (Green) - Plant

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Description

Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum, holy basil, or tulasi is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native to the Indian subcontinent.

Ocimum tenuiflorum (synonym- Ocimum sanctum) is the scientific name of the Kapoor tulsi. Tulsi is a perennial, branched, fragrant, and erect herb having hair all over. Its leaves are nearly round and up to 5 cm long with the margin being entire or toothed.

Flowers are rarerly longer than 5 mm, calyx tube bearded outside near base. Flower tube is hairy. The fruits are small and the seeds yellow to reddish in color.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Holy basil, Kapoor tulsi
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 3 feet
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time September to March
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Do not water regularly during rain.
  • Reduce watering in the winter to prevent diseases.
  • Remove the faded, wilted or discolored leaves to encourage the growth of new foliage.
  • Regular removal of old leaves and flower buds keep the plant healthy.

    Kapoor Tulsi Plant care

    It is found growing naturally in moist soil nearly all over the globe. Kapoor is the best Holy Basil for temperate gardens. Acts like an annual, and is even known to self-seed in a temperate climate, which is quite unusual for basil.

    Sunlight Full sun, it can tolerate partial shade (At least 4 hours of sunlight per day)
    Watering Medium
    Soil Loamy and fertile soil with good drainage soil
    Temperature 18 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer. Apply balanced liquid fertilizer once in every couple of weeks.
    Harvest Season Harvest some holy basil leaves when the leaves become plentiful.

    Kapoor Tulsi Plant special feature

    Tulsi has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, immune-stimulating and adaptogenic (stress removal) properties. It supports body, s natural defenses against germs, stress and disorders of various kinds.

    Kapoor Tulsi Plant uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Few gardeners prefer medicinal plants for fence
    • Holy basil also grows well in containers on a patio or in pots in a sunny window

    Medicinal Use:

    • Yes

    Culinary Use:

    • Leaf
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