Basil

Plant Details

Family: 

Lamiaceae

Common Name:

Basil

Scientific Name:

Ocimum basilicum

Other details:

Basil is a popular herb grown for its aromatic leaves which are used fresh or dried and used as a spice. A native of central Asia and northwest India, basil is a member of the mint family.

Plant Care

Bloom color:

Various colors

Sun Exposure:
 No Sun 

Drought Tolerance:

WaterWaterWaterWaterWater

Fertilization recommended for plants in Aruba:

     
Products recommended:

Use liquid Fertilizers:

Peters
20-20-20

Seaweed
0-0-1

Jump start
5-20-4 

Use Slow release fertilizers:

Osmocote
14-14-14

Nutricote
13-13-13

Sustane
8-2-4 

Insect & disease: Biological product
(Prod used by Fantastic Gardens)
OMRI
Conventional product
Armyworm Dipel Sevin
Thrips Naturalyte Sevin
Spider Mites Trilogy

Kelthane

Avid