Plant Care Lime Basil

Lime Basil


Ocimum americanum

How to care for Lime Basil


How often to water your Lime Basil

Water needs for Lime Basil
0.5 cups
every 9

Lime Basil needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Lime Basil

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lime Basil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lime Basil: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lime Basil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Lime Basil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Lime Basil

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lime Basil: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lime Basil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Lime Basil

Lime Basil

Lime Basil

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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