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Q.Tulsi plant improvement

Zone 380005 | manisham2390 added on May 20, 2018 | Answered

HI I have 3 tulsi plants in a single big rectangular pot. but they aren’t bushy, I pruned them, but it didn’t work. I put in seaweed fertiliser every month, but the growth is stuck and leaves light green in colour. The plant is not improving its colour and growth. how can I improve it?

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Answered on May 20, 2018

Can you include a photo? Is this outdoors, or indoors? If it is outdoors, what are the lowest, and highest temperatures that it recieves? These are most suited to full sun, but can tolerate some shade as well.

Is this a green, or red/purple colored variety? Color loss can be different for each. Since it is being fertilized regularly, I would not suspect a deficiency. I could see a problem with the pH of the soil. Usually, a sprinkle of iron sulfate and dolomitic lime will take care of the soil pH.

I will be more than glad to help, but some photos will give me a better idea of what Is going on.

This article will help in the meantime: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/basil-diseases.htm

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