4.7 out of 5 (182 experiences)
About Sweet Basil
Sweet Basil is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 3991 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Sweet Basil likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.
Also known as
Thai Basil, Basil, Genovese Basil, Christmas Basil, Red Rubin, Lemon Basil and Emerald Tower Basil
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 Memphis, Tennessee.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
May 26th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿
The availability of high quality sunlight…
May 29th, 2022
Memphis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to increase by 10.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.0 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
May 29th, 2022
This month, Memphis is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.3 total hours of day…
Sweet Basil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ☀️.
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.
What other plant parents say
So pretty and smells so good. Unfortunately there were lots of gnats flying around, which i was able to fix, but then caught some baaaad scale and i had to propagate and save what I could, but she propagated super easily!! and now is right back to growing super fast.