Tulsi Plant/ Holy plant
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"• Tulsi plant is also known as Holy Basil. • Holy basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. • Tulsi is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil. It is widely known across the Indian subcontinent as a medicinal plant and a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda • Tulsi is a heavy branched having hair all over. • It attains the height of about 75 – 90 cm. • It has round oval shaped leaves which are up to 5 cm long. • The leaves are 2- 4 cm in length • Leaves of Tulsi contains very essential oil. • Tulsi seeds germinate easily. The seeds are mainly sown in the spring season. They are watered from time to time and germinated in one to two weeks. • Tulsi prefers rich soil for its growth. • It requires full sunlight. • It is mainly grown in the temperate climate. Care Instructions: Soil: Tulsi grows well in loamy and fertile soil with good drainage, pH level around 6 to 7.5 is optimal. Light: Holy basil thrives in full sun but grows in partial shade too, at least four hours of sunlight a day is required. Watering: Water the plant when top one inch of soil is dry. Do not water during rain. Reduce watering by the winter to prevent diseases. 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."