Holy Basil/ Tulsi
days to maturity: 60 days
plant spacing: 1-3 plants per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: aphids
harvest notes: harvest whole branches 6” down
Vana Holy Basil, also known as African or Clove Basil, is indigenous to Africa but has a strong tradition of use in Indian Ayurvedic herbalism, where’s it’s known as “tulsi” or “tulasi.” This is most striking of the three tulsi types we’ve grown. Plants make mildly fuzzy emerald green foliage that has an aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and licorice. All tulsi varieties are adoptogenic herbs which have gained substantial popularity recently amongst those who wish to counter the longterm negative effects of holding stress in the body. Enjoy the medicinal benefits of this easy to grow adaptogen that loves South Florida. Its easy to incorporate into your diet as a simple tea or even just stuck into your water bottle fresh.