Plant Care Thai Basil

Thai Basil

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Thai Basil has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Thai Basil has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves


Ocimum basilicum 'Thyrsiflora'

How to care for Thai Basil


How often to water your Thai Basil

Water needs for Thai Basil
0.5 cups
every 9

Thai 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 Thai Basil

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Thai Basil in your home

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

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

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

Thai Basil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Thai Basil

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Thai Basil

Thai Basil

Thai 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.

What other plant parents say

Thai Basil has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Thai Basil has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Thai Basil has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Thai Basil has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Thai Basil has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Most successful herb replanted from store bought cuttings

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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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