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Sabja Plant, Sweet Basil, Ociumum basilicum - Plant

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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

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About Sabja Plant

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sweet basil tulsi
Maximum Reachable Height 8 to 18 feet
Flower Colour Yellow to reddish
Bloom Time Dry climate to bloom
Difficulty Level Easy, Moderately easy

Planting and care

  • Make 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 care

  • To 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.
  • Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 25 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer 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

    Ornamental Use:

    • Can be used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do basil plants reproduce?

    The basil plants reproduce mainly by seeds.

    Will my basil plant regrow?

    Basil is perennial plant and it can live for more than 2 years with proper care and management.Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What is basil plant?

    Basil is an erect, herebaceous, much branched and softly hairy plant with 30-75 cm growth.

    Are basil plants annuals?

    No,Basil is perennial plant.

    Where to keep basil plant?

    You can plant a Basil plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Does basil plant need a lot of water?

    No, Basil does not need more water.Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    Why did my basil plant die?

    There are some reasons of dying Basil plant as follow. 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2.Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of nutrient. 4.Disease and pest infestation.

    Does basil plants repel mosquitoes?

    Yes, Basil has some marked insecticidal activity against mosquitoes.

    What is basil plant in hindi?

    Tulsi is the Hindi name of Basil.

    Do basil plants need direct sunlight?

    Yes, Basil needs direct bright sunlight for 6 hours a day preferably in morning.

    How many basil plants per pot?

    Only one Basil plant is planted in one pot.

    How plant basil?

    To plant Basil consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How long basil plant last?

    Basil plant can survive more than 2 years with proper care and management.

    Can basil plant grow indoors?

    No, Basil plant grow outdoors with at least 6 hours of direct bright sunlight.

    When basil plant flowers?

    Basil plant flowers after 120-130 days of planting and mainly during August-September month.

    Why is basil plant turning brown?

    The main reasons Basil leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of nutrient. 4.Disease and pest infestation.

    Are basil plants easy to grow?

    Yes, Basil plant is easy to grow with less care and management.Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Does basil plants give oxygen at night?

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

    How basil plants grow?

    Basil plant grows commercially by seeds.

    How plant basil seeds?

    To grow Basil plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Will basil plant survive winter?

    Yes, Basil plant survive in winter but not at chilling temperature.The optimum temperature range is 28-35 degree Celsius.

    What do basil plants need to grow?

    Basil plant needs following growing conditions. 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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