Tulsi 'Rama' (Ocimum sanctum)
Tulsi 'Rama' (Ocimum sanctum)
Tulsi 'Rama' (Ocimum sanctum)

Tulsi 'Rama' (Ocimum sanctum)

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Live Rama Tulsi Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil is an aromatic perennial shrubby herb native to India.  Tulsi has delicate pink flowers that grow atop the many hairy stems green and purple leaves. The plant is both edible and medicinal.  Tulsi is utilized heavily as a cooking spice in Indian cuisine, often in dishes which feature beef, pork, and seafood. 

Rama Tulsi has been cultivated and used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.  The Holy Basil was traditionally used as an herbal tea (in fresh leaf, dried, or powder form) to prevent colds and flu. It is claimed to be an adaptogenic herb with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is often used to cleanse the respiratory system and liver, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote a general sense of well-being. 

Holy Basil works wonders for you in your garden as an excellent companion plant! It's strong aromatic oils including Eugenol, Oleanoic Acid, Ursolic Acid, Rosmarinic Acid, and Linalool help make it a natural pest repellent. These constituents within the plant also contribute to the plant's traditional known medicinal effects. Grow this healthy plant in your home or garden! It's a great opportunity to pick your own fresh leaves and flowers, so you too can make your own "elixir of life" tea! 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Dense Woody Shrub

Flowering & Harvest Season: Summer to year-round

Size 2 to 5 ft

Soil Rich, moist, well-draining soil high in organic matter

Exposure Full Sun, Part Sun


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11.  May be grown as an annual north of Zone 9.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

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