Holy Basil is the most commonly used of all Tulsi varieties and famous for its distinct purple leaves. The peppery, crisp taste makes it a popular choice as a flavouring ingredient in tea.
Tulsi is one of the most popular herbs to grow. It is widely used in brewing tea, kadha and even as a mouth freshener. Apart from its popularity as a culinary flavouring herb, Tulsi is also grown for its purifying effect in skincare and medicinal benefits.
Place in bright sunlight if available. Best kept in balconies, sunny windows or a garden. In hot summers, placing in partial shade is preferable.
Water your Tulsi plant lightly everyday. If the leaves droop or shrivel up, it is not getting enough water. In monsoons, if your plant is receiving direct rainfall, adjust the amount of water you give accordingly. Always water the soil, not the stems of plant.
How to Care for Tulsi Recap:
Bright Light: Partial shade is preferred only in scorching conditions.
Average Watering: Water your Tulsi plant lightly everyday with proper drainage.
Warm Temperature: Very adaptable to all temperature ranges but this plants prefers humidity.
Average Feeding: Fertilize every other month using organic fertilizer.
- Tulsi is edible for humans as well as cats and dogs.