- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Sweet Thai Basil is a common ingredient in Asian and Thai cooking, and this tasty plant adds a lovely burst of color to an herb garden, deck, or patio space. Also known as Ocimum 'Sweet Thai’, this plant has broad, 2-inch-long leaves that narrow to a point and have a licorice or clove-like flavor. The green foliage has purple accents and dark purple stems and flowers.
Sweet Thai Basil Plant Care
Sweet Thai Basil plants need full sunlight to thrive. Plant it in rich, moist soil that is well drained. Pinch back new growth to encourage branching and create a more dense and full plant.
Growing Sweet Thai Basil Plant
Pick the leaves to use fresh or dried at any time during the growing season. Harvest before the plant sets flowers for the best taste. Pinch back the flower buds when they appear to delay blooming.
The compact form of the Sweet Thai Basil Plant makes it a wonderful container plant. Grow this herb in an 8- to 10-inch container with drainage holes.
Watering Sweet Thai Basil Plant
Water this plant when the top couple of inches of soil are dry. Sweet Thai Basil Plants grown in containers need water daily or when the top layer of the soil is dry.
Feeding Sweet Thai Basil Plant
Feeding this herb supports new growth. Fertilize the Sweet Thai Basil Plant three times throughout the growing season using balanced plant food formulated for herbs and veggies.
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Sweet Thai Basil Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Sweet Thai Basil Plant|
|Other Name(s): Sweet Thai Basil|
|Scientific Name: Ocimum 'Sweet Thai' - Thai Basil|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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