4.7 out of 5 (181 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 5389 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, Emerald Tower Basil and lettuce Leaf 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 Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 27th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
January 26th, 2023
Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 …
January 27th, 2023
This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of day…
Sweet Basil love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
Sweet Basil does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 24th, 2023
The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to…