Tulsi (Black)

159.00

Holy Basil/ Tulsi, the “queen of herbs” is the most sacred of all the herbs found in India! This sacred plant is found in almost every Indian household. Tulsi has been used in India for around 5000 years and is acclaimed for its healing properties of the mind, body and spirit. Tulsi has been widely popular in South Asian countries for many centuries and now is also gaining popularity in the West.

 

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Description

Plant Details

  • Plant Size: Approximately 6-8 inches in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf and 2-4 inches spread
  • Other name(s): Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum, Holy Basil, Thulasi, Tulasi, Shayma Tulsi, Sri Tulsi, Indian Basil, Kala Tulsi, Tulsi Patra, Tulsa
  • Plant Type: Spiritual, Medicinal, Flower (Magenta Colour)
  • Plant Placement: Indoors and Outdoors
  • Bloom Season: Grow year around (if little taken care)
  • Maximum Reachable Height: Up to 3 feet (36 inches
  • Difficulty: Easy to grow and low maintenance 

 

What’s Included

  • Plant: Krishna Tulsi (1)
  • Pot: 6 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black) (1)

 

Please Note

  • All images displayed are of real products
  • Actual plant may vary from the picture with respect to size and appearance
  • As they are natural being and each plant differ from each other 
  • These are natural plants and required to be handled with love and care
  • Pot design and color are subject to availability 
  • The actual delivery time may differ depending on the availability of the product

 

Care Tips

Light

  • Holy basil thrives in full sun but grows in partial shade too
  • At least four hours of sunlight a day is required

 

Water

  • Water the plant when top one inch of soil is dry
  • Do not water during rain
  • Reduce watering by the winter to prevent diseases

 

Soil

  • Tulsi grows well in loamy and fertile soil with good drainage, pH level around 6 to 7.5 is optimal

 

Fertilizer

  • Apply balanced liquid fertilizer once in every couple of weeks
  • Replacing top two inch layer of soil with compost every year or in six months is also beneficial

 

Temperature & Humidity

  • Prefer temperatures above 10°C 
  • Move the plant again outside after all the dangers of frost are passed
  • Keep away from heat sources 

 

Pests and Disease

  • It is generally pests and diseases free
  • However, when grown in poor conditions it might be attacked by some common pests like mealy bugs, aphids, spider mites and sometimes white-flies
  • For treating pests use organic pesticide or insecticidal soap

 

How to Harvest Tulsi

  • Reap the aromatic leaves of your Tulsi plant throughout the growing season
  • Once your plant reaches 12 inches in height, take a pair of scissors and depending on your needs, cut large single leaf or cut whole branch
  • Use fresh leaves on the same day you harvest because they fade quickly
  • Store your Tulsi harvest for future use by drying out the leaves
  • Collect branches in a basket and place them on a dry place away from sunlight and toss the stem 2-3 times every day until leaves becomes crispy and collapses when you crush

 

Tulsi Benefits

  • Tulsi has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, immune-stimulating and adaptogenic (stress removal) properties
  • It supports body’s natural defenses against germs, stress and disorders of various kinds

 

 

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