Ociumum Basilicum 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.
Common name: Houttuynia cordata
Color: yellow to reddish
Bloom time: dry climate to bloom
Height: 8 to 18 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & 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
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 27 °c
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- 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.
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
- Unverified information Because of its medicinal virtues, Tulsi is used in Ayurvedic preparations for treating various ailments.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.