Ocimum basilicum L. , also known as Sweet Basil, is a herb plant commonly used for culinary purposes, especially in western cuisines. The essential oils from this plant reported to have anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties, and have been used in fragrances as well.
Sunlight: Full to Partial Sunlight
Water: Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist, allowing the soil to become slightly dryer between watering sessions.
Fertiliser: Keep your plant in top form by feeding it every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
Soil for Ocimum basilicum L., Sweet Basil
Ocimum basilicum L. should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Ocimum basilicum L. needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.
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