Skip to product information
1 of 4

Little River Cooperative

Vana Tulsi

Regular price $10.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $10.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Holy Basil/ Tulsi
Ocimum Tenuiflorum

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
perennial

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.

Materials

All of our plants are produced using OMRI certified organic materials (potting mix, fertilizer & pesticides) however our nursery is not certified organic. Plants are shipped in compostable peat moss pots and we use heirloom & organic seeds whenever possible.

Shipping & Returns

We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here. 

Size

All of our plants are potted in 4" pots and their foliage size varies based on how large the plant is naturally when its root ball is the correct size for the pot. If a plant is too tall for our shipping box we may prune it to fit (bonus: many plants do better after being pruned since they make bushier growth). We do our very best to ship all of our plants in the "sweet spot" of maturity however so long as the roots have colonized the pot we will consider a plant mature enough to ship.

Care Instructions

When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.

  • What Our Customers Have to Say:

    This is a great, local organization with really knowledgeable & friendly staff. They make gardening easy and accessible, and I've purchased many high quality plants and equipment from them.
    -Kate Black (5 star google review)

  • And Another One:

    How lucky we are to have a resource like Little River Cooperative here in Miami, not only for the access they offer to a great selection of plants and produce, but also for the knowledge they provide and the sense of community they foster!
    -Nick Vagnoni (5 star google review)