Tulsi Plant: How To Take Care Of Tulsi Plant In Summer?


How To Take Care Of Tulsi Plant In Summer?

Tulsi plant (Holy Basil) is one of the common plants which is available in all-most all homes in India. People worship this plant. This plant has known as one of the most medicinal plants known for health benefits.

tulsi plant

Tulsi plant or basil plant likes warmth, enough exposure to sunlight, well drainable soil, bright light, some humidity air circulation, Water frequently and always check for dryness of soil before watering by keeping hand inside the soil, keep plant indoor to protect from extra heat from the sun.

I have grown the tulsi plant which has more branches, leaves and propagated through its seeds for the next year. Made green tea with tulsi plant leaves, it was amazing, Maybe this could be one of the reasons for you to grow tulsi plant.

If you are like me who likes to harvest your seeds, at the end of the season, plant flowers and seeds later you will be having more seeds to grow for next season, you no need to buy tulsi seeds every growing season.

Once it starts flowering, normally tulsi plant leaves stop producing leaves and it will concentrate on seeds.

Here are the exact tips that I followed for caring for tulsi plants in summer.

1. Temperature / Climate

I have various tulsi plant that is on window sills throughout the summer, plants like warm temperature but the too hot temperature is the important thing to take care of as this will affect the plant badly (this will burn the plant).

Sometimes plant leaves also turn brown because of the high temperature.

In India people make glow dia lamp under the tulsi plant, this is one of the traditions but it helps the plant to keep it warm and to get saved by winter low temperature. But don’t do this in summer because this will increase the temperature.

To decrease the temperature of the plant you can move the plant inside.

2. Enough exposure to Sunlight / Bright light

Long days and high temperatures are favorable to growing the tulsi plant. It is wide adaptability to grow in subtropical and tropical climates.

Tulsi plant requires at least six to eight hours of sunlight during the day and the temperature should be around 21 degrees centigrade.

The place should be chosen wisely where we get most of the sunlight, for better growth but if it is too hot move it inside to protect from the sun.

Place it inside or in shade during the summer when the sun is available to make comfort the plant. The plant will be happy if you do it so. Try not to give more winds when you keep it inside (like a near radiator or direct to AC ).

3. Soil

This plant doesn’t have any requirement for the type of soil it can be grown in any soil, except the one in highly saline, alkaline, or waterlogged conditions.

It likes to grow in sandy loam soil with good organic matter is considered ideal. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical climates. Long days and more high temperatures are ideal conditions that grow well for the Tulsi plant.

Soil also plays an important role, try to keep good well drainable soil so that it won’t be moist for a longer time, if it is moisture for a longer time, it will encourage mold, root rot.

4. Increase frequency of Watering / Thorough watering

Dont pour hot water to the plant in summer, this will increase the temperature of the plant.

In the Summer season increase the number of times you water, because if you reduce watering then plant may droop and eventually it will die.

If you water more frequently for plant. It will attract more insects if it has standing water. (this is a big problem for tulsi it is prone to disease caused by insects)

If you check soil moisture more frequently for watering. This also helps the plant to be green always.

5. Humidity

To control the humidity you can moist the tulsi plant by spraying the water.

This will surely help in dry cold winter for the Tulsi plant.

6. Pruning

Light pruning or slight cutting of the leaves helps to survive the plant before we move it inside from outdoors.

Do hoeing to roots by sharp knife once a week this helps the plant to transfer nutrition from roots to upper part of the plant.

Remove dried leaves from the plant.

Tips:

  • To grow tulsi plants faster, place them in a warm environment, grow them in direct sunlight.
  • Soil-rich nutrients help the plant to grow faster and stronger.
  • Cowdung manure and Epsom salt are the best fertilizer for the Tulsi plant.
  • Don’t water daily, water two times a week a starting month, later reduced to once a week with checking the moisture level of the soil.
  • For better germination soak the seeds, maintain a good moisture level in soil for faster germination of the tulsi plant.
  • It takes around 7-15 days to germinate seeds of the tulsi plant.
  • You can use a spray bottle to mist the soil while germination.
  • You can also freeze the seeds to store them for a longer time.

FAQ:

Tulsi plant drying up in summer

Tulsi plant or basil plant likes warmth, enough exposure to sunlight, well drainable soil, bright light, some humidity air circulation, Water frequently and always check for dryness of soil before watering by keeping hand inside the soil, keep plant indoor to protect from extra heat from the sun.

Tulsi plant care in summer

Tulsi plant or basil plant likes warmth, enough exposure to sunlight, well drainable soil, bright light, some humidity air circulation, Water frequently and always check for dryness of soil before watering by keeping hand inside the soil, keep plant indoor to protect from extra heat from the sun.

Final Thoughts:

With all the above tips i am able to care my tulsi plant in summer and it survived. Did you make use of these steps, let me know in comments.

Tulsi plant or basil plant likes warmth, enough exposure to sunlight, well drainable soil, bright light, some humidity air circulation, Water frequently and always check for dryness of soil before watering by keeping hand inside the soil, keep plant indoor to protect from extra heat from the sun.

Harshavardhan

I love and passionate about gardening. All these started a few years back, planting, watering plants, and helping the plants grow without any diseases. I enjoy spending time with plants, greenery which gives me peace of mind.

3 thoughts on “Tulsi Plant: How To Take Care Of Tulsi Plant In Summer?

    1. Hi Saudamini,

      If the stem is not dried, like brownish in color. Then there will be fewer chances of regrowing of the tulsi plant.

      Thanks,
      Harsha

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