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Ocimum Basilicum

Botanical Name:

Ocimum basilicum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Annuals, Herbs, Herb/Forb, Annual, Edible, Herb, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, A stout, bushy, aromatic herb

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

The small white flowers are lipped in shape. They are arranged in whorled racemes with bracts at the base. Some ornamental varieties have spikes of showy purple flowers. Blooms in late summer., White flowers in loose racemes

Fruit

Nutlets black, ovoid, longer than broad, 2–2.5 mm long, ± smooth to minutely tuberculate, mucilaginous when wet

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

Ocimum

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