Krishna Tulsi Plant, Holy Basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum (Black) - Plant

krishna tulsi is part of routine worship and has a scientific background as the plants possess antimicrobial and antiviral properties and purify the air.

    What makes it special:
  • Have a traditional value.
  • krishna tulsi have medicinal property.
  • Atractive purple colour flowers.
  • krushna tulsi purify the air.
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About Krishna Tulsi Plant

Krishna tulsi belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Krishna Tulsi has traditional as well as medicinal importance. Krishna tulsi tastes good and provides gentle stimulation to body, mind and spirit. Krishna tulsi is Purple leaf tulsi and is famous for its peppery, sharp, crisp taste.

Its leaves and dark stems are dark in purple color. Tulsi flowers are small having purple to reddish color, present in small compact clusters on cylindrical spikes.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Krishna, Shyama Tulsi
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 60 centimeters.
Flower Colour Purple.
Bloom Time year-round.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care


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Sunlight

  • Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light.
  • Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Krishna Tulsi Plant care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light.
    Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature Up to 35-degree Celcius.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.
    Harvest Season The first harvest is done after 90 days of planting and subsequently, it may be harvested every 75 days interval.

    Krishna Tulsi Plant uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Krishna Tulsi is used in treating low energy, ulcers, vomiting and diarrhea or as an overall tonic
    • The powder of the dried Krishna Tulsi root, taken in milk, ghee or as a decoction, is recommended to treat malarial fever as an analgesic application to the bites and string of insects
    • The herb improves resistance to stress and has a normalizing influence on blood pressure and blood sugar imbalances
    • Tulsi is likely to prove prophylactic against the negative effects of environmental toxins, including cancer
    • The plant is also richly endowed with bioavailable antioxidants, vitamins A and C and calcium
    • It has marked insecticidal activity against mosquitoes
    • Tulsi leaves contain a bright yellow volatile oil which is useful against insects and bacterial
    • The principal constituents of this oil are eugenol, eugenol methyl ether and carvacrol
    • The oil is reported to possess antibacterial properties and acts as an insecticide
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Culinary Use:

    • Krishna tulsi fresh leaves Add to salads, fruit dishes, jellies, preserves and sweetbreads
    • Krishna tulsi uses in Thai cooking in stir-fries with hot peppers, chicken, pork and beef
    • The dried leaves are an ingredient of Ethiopian spice mixtures

    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.



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