4.7 out of 5 (120 experiences)
Also known as
thai basil, Basil, Genovese Basil, Christmas Basil, Red Rubin, Organic Basil and lemon basil
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Keep in a window with lots of sunlight, but keep the room cool or the leaves might go brown (brown leafs are still good tho). If the leaves are soft than you need to water it more/less, I personally…
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My basil is definitely a water lover. Previously in terracotta, she needed water every few days, especially in warm & dry weather. I recently repotted into a pot with a self watering system and BASIL…
keep in a window that gets a lot of indirect light, mine is facing west and it seems to be doing really well. I also water him every morning or else he gets droopy, definitely a little dramatic but o…
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Grew from sprouts to 10 inches in a little over a month. Stem can snap when they are matured so be careful when trying to manipulate their shape. Good luck!!
Hardy, fast growing, deliciously fragrant, and incredibly useful around the house for cooking, tea, and more! Great for beginners, it’s my pride and joy.
make sure you have a big enough plant pot and water with fertilizer mixed with water. basil doesn’t grow to be too big, but the roots need space
You gotta water it a lot. It needs lots of sunlight. It doesn’t like being cold. It loves to be dramatic. But it does smell lovely!
How to care for Sweet Basil
Sweet Basil needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, CA.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
July 27th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Arcadia is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
Sweet Basil 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 Arcadia, CA ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Sweet Basil thrive 🌿!
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 Sweet Basil after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.