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How To Make A Tulsi Plant Bushy (A Guide)

To make your Tulsi plant bushier, you can cut off additional branches from its main stem.

However, before you do this, you must remove the leaves on the branch.

Leaving the branch on the plant wastes energy and does nothing to increase its growth.

By cutting off the leaves, you’ll provide the plant with the energy it needs to grow more leaves.

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Enriching the soil for Tulsi plant

After planting the tulsi seedlings, the soil around them should be enriched with an inch of rich compost every 6 months. In addition, it is important to fertilize tulsi plants regularly.

Ideally, they should be fertilized in early spring and early autumn.

After the plant has grown and is established, you can prune it to maintain the desired size. The ideal amount of stem pruning is about half.

In winter, if you have a frost-sensitive plant, it is best to move it indoors. Keep it above 50 F (10 C) and water it sparingly every couple of days.

After this period, you can transplant it outdoors. However, you should make sure to bring it indoors in the evening to prevent frost damage. You can also use a cold frame to protect your plant from extreme cold.

Once you’ve transplanted your Tulsi plant, make sure to plant it in a pot that is larger than the one it came in.

You should leave about two centimeters of space around the roots. After transplanting your tulsi plant, make sure to water it regularly to keep it moist and healthy.

After the plant is 30cm tall, harvest the leaves by trimming the stems with scissors.

Tulsi leaves are edible when fresh, dried, or used in tea. It is also widely used as a natural insect repellent. It can grow up to 5 feet and thrive in a tropical or subtropical climate.

Fertilizing the Tulsi plant to make it bushier

Fertilizing the tulsi plant is an essential part of growing healthy plants. The plant needs to be fed with a balanced fertilizer every 30 to 35 days.

It is best to use a fertilizer that is specially designed for this type of plant.

It should be balanced in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and should be applied at a rate of half a teaspoon per gallon of water.

Tulsi plants are usually started from seeds indoors or in a greenhouse in early spring.

They can also be planted directly in the garden. Ensure the soil is moist before sowing and keep it warm.

Fertilizing the Tulsi plant will make it bushier. Fertilizing Tulsi twice a year will ensure its healthy growth. 

You can also pinch the tops of the plant to encourage bushy growth.

It’s also important to fertilize Tulsi regularly to make sure that it’s thriving. You should fertilize your Tulsi plant with either cow dung manure or Epsom salt.

For optimal results, you should fertilize the soil with these two types of fertilizers at least once a month.

Which climate does Tulsi grow well in?

Tulsi needs a warm climate for healthy growth. It absorbs most of the nutrients it needs during its first three months. It also needs plenty of direct sunlight for the fastest growth.

It can also benefit from rich soil filled with nutrients. Fertilizing the plant every month can help the plant absorb these nutrients faster.

The best time to plant tulsi is when temperatures are warm but not yet freezing.

In colder climates, it is better to grow tulsi indoors during the winter months. Its leaves can be cleaned using a soft cloth if they become damaged.

When the plant is 6 inches tall, you can pinch the leaves to encourage more branching.

This will result in more leaves and a stronger base stem. When pruned properly, tulsi will grow healthier, bushier, and more vigorous.

Growing Tulsi from seed

Growing tulsi from seed requires a few steps that are essential for success. First, the seeds should be planted in a shallow pot in a sunny location. 

Plant the seeds in seedbeds about 6 to 12 weeks before the last frost. Once the seeds are sown, they will germinate within 8 to 12 days. The next step is to water them slowly. Watering too vigorously could wash away the seeds.

After you’ve planted them, you must lightly water the plants to help them germinate. You can use a spray bottle to keep the soil moist. Make sure to check the soil daily to make sure it doesn’t dry out.

If you don’t have access to a greenhouse, you can start tulsi seeds indoors, or on a windowsill. Ideally, you should start your seeds 6 to 12 weeks before the last frost. Afterward, you can transplant them outdoors.

Once the plants are well-established, you can use the tulsi seeds to make tea, herbal tea, or culinary ingredients. These plants also help keep insects and other pests away.

If you aren’t in a climate with a warm, sunny climate, you can grow tulsi in pots or containers. Tulsi prefers well-drained soil.

Sandy loam is ideal, it won’t grow well in waterlogged or clayey soil.

Soil that is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit is preferred. Organic fertilizer is an excellent option and you can mix it with soil before planting.

When to transplant Tulsi plant

Once your seedlings are 3 inches tall, they can be transplanted outdoors. Ensure that they have good dappled light during their first couple of weeks.

During the following eight weeks, they should be gradually exposed to more sunlight. To make sure the soil doesn’t dry out too quickly, water the plants every day.

The leaves and stems of tulsi can be used for a variety of culinary and medicinal purposes.

As a bonus, tulsi is very easy to care for and can produce a large harvest. So, don’t be intimidated by the thought of growing tulsi from seed.

Tulsi can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The leaves and flowers are edible and help boost immunity.

Many Indians chew on a couple of leaves on an empty stomach to help build their immunity. The leaves can also be swallowed whole to release their phytonutrients.

Watering Tulsi to make it bushy

Watering the tulsi plant to make sure that it has adequate moisture is an important part of plant care.

Plants that don’t receive enough moisture will not thrive. You should also give your plants the proper amount of light. The best way to grow tulsi in containers is to keep them in a bright window.

When growing tulsi in a container, it’s best to choose a large enough pot. The roots of a tulsi plant are typically contained in a “root ball”. Place the roots in the center of the pot, so that they will sit just below the soil surface.

The soil should have plenty of room for watering, but not so much that the roots become compacted.

If you want a bushy Tulsi plant, water it frequently. You should repot your plant when it outgrows its pot.

Make sure not to disturb its roots when you replant it. Harvesting leaves should be cut from the entire branch, not just from the tip.

This encourages the rest of the plant to grow bushier.

Water Tulsi adequately when the soil is moist

When watering the Tulsi plant, make sure to water it only when the soil is moist.

Don’t let the soil get muddy because this will lead to rotted roots. A little extra moisture will keep your plant looking green and healthy.

To make sure that your Tulsi is receiving the proper water, you can test the soil by gently touching it. If it feels moist, then the inner layer is moist.

When planting Tulsi seeds, place the seeds in a shallow container of moist soil, about a quarter inch deep.

After that, water the seeds regularly with a spray bottle to keep them moist. You can also cover your Tulsi seedlings with plastic wrap for added warmth and moisture.

Pruning Tulsi plant to grow bushy

Pruning the tulsi plant to grow bushy can be done to encourage more branches and larger leaves. This technique is also helpful for making your plant more compact.

However, it should be done with caution. Avoid pruning too far down the stem, as it may kill your plant. 

Pruning the plant is important for its health, but do not remove more than half of the stem growth.

Conclusion

When pruning the Tulsi plant, it is necessary to cut off the dead branches to promote new growth.

It’s also necessary to prune off the dried leaves.

Leaving these branches on the plant will only waste their energy and generate nothing.

In addition, the energy from these bare branches can be used to grow new leaves.

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