Scientific name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Common name: Thulasi, Holy Basil
Thulasi is an aromatic plant. It is an erect, much branched subshrub, 30–60cm tall with hairy stems and simple opposite green or purple leaves that are strongly scented. Leaves have petioles and are ovate, up to 5cm long, usually slightly toothed. The flowers are purplish in elongate racemes in close whorls. The two main morphotypes cultivated in India and Nepal are green-leaved (Sri or Lakshmi tulasi) and purple-leaved (Krishna tulasi).
Thulasi 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 an herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has an important role within the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves.
The variety of Ocimum tenuiflorum used in Thai cuisine is referred to as Thai holy basil. It is not to be confused with Thai basil, which is a variety of Ocimum basilicum.
Reference made from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulasi
Light: Partial to full sunlight.
Water: Water when soil feels dry to the touch.
Fertiliser: Feed with organic fertiliser once a month.
Pot model: TC Conical Pot
Pot colour: Terracotta
Pot type: Clay pot with drainage hole
Pot size: Ø19cm x H17cm
Plant size: Vary in sizes