How to care for Variegated basil 'Pesto Perpetuo'
Light: Full Sun
Place in a bright room that is sun drenched almost all day. Or directly in a south-facing window.
Watering need: Very high demand
This plant really loves water and doesn’t like to dry up! It’s hard to overwater it, but even a water-loving plant can get overwatered. Always feel the soil before watering - it should feel damp but not wet. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers - if water seeps out it’s still wet.
Fertilizing need: High demand
This plant can be quite demanding and does require a lot of fertilizing to be able to grow as well as to keep green and lush. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.
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This basil is great as both a useful herb and decorative plant. No flowers means it can be harvested all year.Read more
The Best Way to Water Your Basil
Basil plants thrive best on getting plenty of water, so require fairly frequent waterings.
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How to Fertilize Your Plant
Most plants require fertilizing every now and then to ensure that they get the right nutrients in order to stay happy and healthy.
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The best way to repot your Basil plant
Most plants require repotting every now and then in order to stay happy and healthy. However, repotting can be stressful to plants, so it's important to do it carefully and not too often.
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Removing Flowers from Your Plant
Removing flowers can help encourage leaf growth.
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