Plant Care African Basil

African Basil

Also known as

Clove Basil and Wild Basil

Taxonomy

Ocimum gratissimum
Ocimum
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for African Basil

Water

How often to water your African Basil

Water needs for African Basil
0.5 cups
every 9

African 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 African Basil

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for African Basil in your home

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

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

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

African Basil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of African Basil in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize African Basil

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

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Care Summary for African Basil

African Basil

African Basil


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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