Plant Care Basil Purple Ruffles
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Basil Purple Ruffles

Taxonomy

Ocimum basilicum purpurascens 'Purple Ruffles'
Ocimum
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Basil Purple Ruffles

Water

How often to water your Basil Purple Ruffles

Water needs for Basil Purple Ruffles
0.5 cups
every 9

Basil Purple Ruffles needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Louisville, KY.

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 Basil Purple Ruffles

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Basil Purple Ruffles in Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY

91% High

Growing Basil Purple Ruffles in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Louisville, KY

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunli…

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Light needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Louisville, KY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.1% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Louisville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to decrease by 6.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.9 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Louisville, KY

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 27th, 2021

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 11.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of …

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Finding light for Basil Purple Ruffles in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Basil Purple Ruffles: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Basil Purple Ruffles may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Louisville, KY ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Basil Purple Ruffles thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Basil Purple Ruffles

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Basil Purple Ruffles: 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 Basil Purple Ruffles after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Basil Purple Ruffles

Nutrient needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Louisville, KY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Louisville is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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Care Summary for Basil Purple Ruffles

Basil Purple Ruffles

Basil Purple Ruffles


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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