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 Miami, FL.

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 Miami, FL

Miami, FL

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Growing Basil Purple Ruffles in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Miami, FL

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 25th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Miami, FL

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 2.4% ☀️

July 25th, 2021

Miami is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to decrease by 2.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Basil Purple Ruffles in Miami, FL

Daylight will decrease by 0.2 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Miami is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 1.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.1 total hours of daylig…

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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 Miami, FL ☀️.️

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.

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

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