4.7 out of 5 (171 experiences)
Also known as
Sweet Basil, Sweet Basil, thai basil, Basil, Genovese Basil, Christmas Basil, Red Rubin, Organic Basil and lemon basil
How to care for Ocimum Basilicum
Ocimum Basilicum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Ocimum Basilicum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Ocimum Basilicum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Ocimum Basilicum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Planted six seeds with one germinating exactly a week later. This is my first time attempting to grow basil indoors and from seed in the northeast. I’ve grown hearty bushes of basil on a balcony in London and on a patio in Chicago from grocery store plants with great luck. Fingers crossed this time since we seem to be off to a good start!