The Thai Basil is an aromatic herb, popular for its taste and used widely for cooking. It is sturdy, narrow, and has purple stems. It also has more of an anise flavor compared to the Sweet Basil.
- Plant height: 4 to inches
- Pot diameter: 3 to 5 inches
We also recommend putting herbs like Thai Basil in our cocopots as they thrive well in them too.
History & Health Benefits
The Thai Basil for sale in Manila is native to Southeast Asia. Being cultivated for over 5,000 years, the herb has pretty much reached different areas of the globe. It was found that Basils were used for embalming and preserving mummies in ancient Egypt as they were discovered inside tombs. It was also believed to serve as protection in different cultures from India and Crete.
This herb for sale in the Philippines contains nutritional content such as Vitamin A and K, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium. They’re rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties, while their essential oils have many benefits as well. This outdoor plant in Manila can help reduce oxidative stress, regulate blood sugar, and prevent heart disease.
This herb for sale in Manila thrives best in heat. They should be placed outdoors where it has access to direct sunlight at least 6 to 8 hours a day. They also like a well-draining potting mix and moist soil most of the time. It’s easy to spot a thirsty basil as its leaves will droop at once. Watering should be done daily at least once, but twice to thrice a day on a hot weather. They can be ready for harvest once they’re around 6 to 8 inches tall!
Snip around a 4 inch-long stem right below a node, make sure this stem has not yet flowered. Take out the leaves at the bottom 2 inches and place them in a glass of water. Make sure that they’re positioned somewhere with bright sunlight, and don’t forget to change the water weekly or when needed. Wait for around 2 weeks to a month, or until its roots grow to at least about 2 inches long. Afterwards, pot them as you would with any Basil plant and make sure they get direct sunlight!