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  Ocimum x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo'
  Family Name : Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Annual herb with a columnar growth form.
      Foliage: Elliptic leaves are variegated with light and dark shades of green and a cream-coloured margin. The flavour is basil with a slight lemony taste.
      Flowers: This cultivar does not flower.
      Cultivation :
      This cultivar grows best in well-drained soil that is kept moist.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Leaves)
      Food (Herb & Spice)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Economic Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting (Tip; Herbaceous), [Remarks] (This cultivar doesn't flower or set seed. It can only be propagated by stem cuttings.)
      Seed / Spore Germination Duration :
      7 Months to 14 Months
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Raised / Sunken Veins
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate; Elliptical)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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