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

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

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.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height7 inch (18 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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can we give Tulsi plant to others?

    Tulsi is medicinal plant and offering tulsi plant to your beloved ones is best for their health.

    Does Tulsi plant need sunlight?

    Yes,Tulsi plant need at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight for growth and development.

    How Tulsi plant is useful?

    Tulsi is an air purifier plant. Tulsi is an aromatic medicinal plant which is used to treat many ailments in Ayurveda.

    Why my Tulsi plant is dying?

    The main reasons of dying tulsi plant is as follows 1. Over watering to tulsi plant. 2. No proper sunlight 3.Heavy infestation of Pest and Disease. 4. Over pinching or harvesting of leaves

    Which day to plant Tulsi at home?

    The best time and season for planting tulsi plant at home is in the month of April to June

    How to care Tulsi plant?

    Caring tips to grow Tulsi plant 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to bring Tulsi plant at home?

    You can bring the plant whenever you want but the best time and season for planting tulsi plant at home is in the month of April to June

    How to keep Tulsi plant healthy?

    To keep tulsi plant healthy at your home consider following points. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright light is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow Tulsi plant indoor?

    To grow Tulsi plant indoor choose some indoor spots like windowsills can be used to grow plant if following requirements are met. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright light is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Where to keep Tulsi plant at home according to vastu?

    Tulsi can also be grown at the front or in the backyard of the home or It should be planted either in the north or north-east direction of the balcony or window.

    Can Tulsi plant grow without sunlight?

    No, Tulsi plant need at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight for better growth and development.

    Tulsi plant should be placed in which direction?

    Tulsi plant can be placed at the front or in the backyard of the home or It should be planted either in the north or north-east direction of the balcony or window.

    How to save Tulsi plant from dying in winter?

    Caring tips for Tulsi plant in winter season are as follows 1. Protect by keeping some barrier or keep it at mildly warm place. 2. Avoid over watering to Tulsi plant. 3. Provide 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight 4. Avoid over pinching or harvesting of leaves.

    Does Tulsi plant release oxygen at night?

    Not enough study has been conducted to conclude that Tulsi plants give oxygen at night or not.

    When to water Tulsi plant?

    1. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch and avoid over watering. 2. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why Tulsi plant drying up?

    Reasons of drying tulsi plant 1. Improper water management 2. Lack of natural direct bright sunlight 3. Lack of nutrition 4. Improper pinching or harvesting of leaves.



    Reviews

    Saturday, 25 January 2020

    Have never ordered plants on line before but want to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with the plants.

    Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Diam Polem

    Sunday, 24 November 2019

    How often I need to water it?

    Claire Montgomery
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