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African Blue Basil

Ocimum Species

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Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
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African Blue Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum × Ocimum basilicum) is a sterile hybrid and a cross between two favorites: camphor basil (used primarily as a tea) and dark opal basil (purple leaves and flowers)! Of course, take a bite! Mix it into your veggies and meals for a yummy treat! Expect her to grow up to 4 feet tall and wide! Also great for cocktails! 
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African Blue Basil
African Blue Basil
About African Blue Basil

Our African Blue Basil adds color and a robust flavor to dishes. Basil loves the warm temps of summer and cool nights of relief to draw out her robust flavors and beneficial oils. While she's growing in heated conditions, keep her roots consistently moist but not soggy, so she keeps producing those deep edible green leaves!

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Origins: Africa


Fun Facts: This herb has med...

This herb has medicinal uses, like treating colds, fevers, headaches, and bacterial infections with the camphor qualities in the leaves! If you have gnats or mosquitos, rub the leaves on your skin for an organic repellant!

African Blue Basil

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people with pets
  • Great for people who like to grow edibles
  • Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
  • Great for people who like fun projects
African Blue Basil

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with tabletops and desks
  • Great for spaces that have full sun

Ocimum Species Care Guide

African Blue Basil


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    Tammarie S.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Finally a basil plant I can keep alive

    I have had bad luck with basil plants bought at the grocery store and hardware stores, they start dying within a week. But the basil plant I purchased from Lively Root is thriving. I have already been able to enjoy the basil in cooking! Lesson learned don't buy house plants at hardware box stores!

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