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.
|Plant Height||12 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
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. For re-potting procedure click here
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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
- 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
- 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?
Tulsi plant need 3-6 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?
The important points to care tulsi plant
1. Provide 3-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.
2. Apply any organic fertilizer for slow nutrient supply.
3. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
4. While harvesting leaves take care plant and do not harvest all leaves of plant
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 following points are important.
1. Sunlight- At least 3-6 hours of natural 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.Avoid over watering to plant.
How to grow Tulsi plant indoor?
To grow tulsi plant indoor following points are important. 1. Sunlight- Provide at least 3-6 hours of natural 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.Avoid over watering to plant.
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 3-6 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. Avoid Over watering to Tulsi plant. 2. Provide 3-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight 4. Avoid over pinching or harvesting of leaves.
Does Tulsi plant release oxygen at night?
Tulsi gives out oxygen for 20 of the 24 hours in a day as well as ozone for 4 hours of a day.
When to water Tulsi plant?
Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch and avoid over watering.
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.
Sunday, 15 March 2020
Excellent proctus collection
Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...
Monday, 10 February 2020
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
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