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Ocimum Kilimandscharicum 17cm Pot

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Ocimum Kilimandscharicum 17cm Pot
Common Name: African Blue Basil

Full Sun
Moderate Watering
Regular Pruning
Herb Plant
Wind Tolerant
Evergreen

Ocimum kilimandscharicum, also known as Kilimanjaro basil or African basil, is a species of basil native to certain regions of Africa, including Tanzania and Kenya. It is a perennial herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which also includes other well-known culinary herbs like basil, mint, and oregano.

Appearance: Kilimanjaro basil is a medium-sized herb that can grow up to about 2-3 feet (60-90 centimeters) in height. It has dark green, lance-shaped leaves with serrated edges, resembling typical basil leaves.

Aromatic Qualities: Like many other members of the basil family, Kilimanjaro basil is known for its strong, pleasant aroma. It has a sweet and spicy fragrance with hints of cloves and mint.

Culinary Use: Kilimanjaro basil is used as a culinary herb in certain African cuisines. It is valued for its unique flavor and aroma, which adds a distinctive touch to various dishes. It is commonly used in soups, stews, curries, and other savory recipes.

Medicinal Uses: In traditional medicine, Kilimanjaro basil has been used for its potential medicinal properties. It is believed to have various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. However, scientific research on its medicinal uses is limited.

Growing Conditions: Kilimanjaro basil thrives in warm and tropical climates. It prefers well-draining soil and full sunlight but can tolerate some shade. It is often grown as a perennial in its native regions but may be grown as an annual in colder climates.

 

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Ocimum Kilimandscharicum 17cm Pot

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