4.7 out of 5 (177 experiences)
About Sweet Basil
Sweet Basil is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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 3032 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.
Sweet Basil belongs to the ocimum genus, and is native to Tropical Africa and Asia.
Also known as
thai basil, Basil, Genovese Basil, Christmas Basil, Red Rubin, Organic Basil and lemon 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 Tucson, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 18th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
January 18th, 2022
Tucson is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to increase by 17% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
January 19th, 2022
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 4.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayli…
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 Tucson, Arizona ⛅.
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 15th, 2022
The growing potential in Tucson is 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 repot …
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.
Planted six seeds with one germinating exactly a week later. This is my first time attempting to grow basil indoors and from seed in the northeast. I’ve grown hearty bushes of basil on a balcony in London and on a patio in Chicago from grocery store plants with great luck. Fingers crossed this time since we seem to be off to a good start!