4.7 out of 5 (165 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…
bought this basil plant from Aldi weeks ago and it’s still hanging on somehow, so I have taken it under my wing. massive drama queen and will wilt and shrivel away if you don’t water it for one day b…
The aroma on it’s amazing. When I cook with the food taste more fresh. Everyone tells me that my cooking is always si yummy and flavorful. I give the the recipe but they say it’s not the same. Ma…
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…
It tends to grow quite tall with n only a few weeks. Trim the leaves and to continue its growth, cut the center of the three stem that form on top. The smell helps you know if it’s healthy, it’s like…
I love Bāsil, I literally stole him from my moms plant and propogated him in an old sauce bottle filled with water. It’s been 3 days and Bāsil has some nice roots. A very good boy, would reccomend
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!!
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.
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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.
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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.