OCIMUM tenuiflorum

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OCIMUM tenuiflorum

Sacred Basil, Kapoor Tulsi

(sanctum)
Select Item No. OA015

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: North-Central India
Special Features: Aromatically fragrant, clove-like taste. Dark stems, small flowers. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant. Use for low maintenance plantings.
Historical: Important herb for Hindu tradition.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z10 - Z11
Foliage: Entire, ovate to broad lanceolate, spicy fragrant, green.
Growth Habit: bushy
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.45455 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: All year long. Warm. Best in early spring.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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