- Shyam Tulsi, Tulsi ( Black )
Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi, a consort of the god Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnu and his forms like Krishna and Vithoba.
Sow seeds in early spring. Grows best in full sun in moderately rich and well-drained soil kept well watered. Space large-leafed cultivars (such as Thai Magic ) 1 1/2 apart and mulch to retain moisture.Many Hindus have tulsi plants growing in front of or near their home, often in special pots or special small masonry structures. Traditionally, Tulsi is planted in the center of the central courtyard of Hindu houses.
|Seeds Name||Shyam tulshi|
|Common Name||Ajaka, Albahaca Santa, Bai Gkaprow, Baranda, Basilic Indian, Basilic Saint, Brinda, Green Holy Basil, Hot Basil, Indian Basil, Kala Tulsi, Kemangen, Krishna Tulasi, Tulsa, Manjari, Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Parnasa, Patrapuspha, Red Holy Basil, Sacred Basil, Sacred Purple Basil, Shyama Tulsi, Sri Tulasi, Suvasa Tulasi and Tulsi Patra.|
|Height||1.50 to 2.00 feet|
|Bloom Time||Throughout Year.Preferably early summer and late spring.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Basil is a tropical plant but it still dislikes direct sunlight
- So, do not keep your basil plant at a spot where the sun is beating down
- Indirect sunlight is best for basil plants
- Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds
Shyam Tulsi Care
- plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work
- Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance
- Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal
- Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area
|Temperature||36-40 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Krishna Tulsi Special Feature
As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.
Shyam Tulsi Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose