Hi, I am
Hi, Basil here!
Yes, you smell it right, I am a Basil. An Ocimum Basil to be exact, probably known to you as the Thai Basil. With my wonderful fragrance and beautiful purple flowers you would love to have me on your terrace. These scents and colors also attract butterflies and bees to your garden. Enjoy!
In "the wild" I can be found in, of course, Southeast Asia, but also in Africa and South America. Throughout history, I have played a role in several cultures, being seen as a sacred herb in India, for example.
Where should you place me?
Put me in a warm spot where I can enjoy the sun. Be careful with the intense midday sun, it can be too bright.
What do I like?
Give me a big gulp of water regularly, because I can drink a lot! I also like to get some fertilizer every week. Outside the flowering season, I do not need fertilizer and I need less water.
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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