Tulsi seeds are obliged to be started indoors (for earlier initiation in spring) at least 6 to 12 weeks before the last frost date in the USA. This tropical plant desires a warm temperature of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, a sunny windowsill, and loamy and fertile soil of 6 to 7.5pH level with good drainage.
Tulsi seeds can also be tamped outdoor in late spring or early summer. The soil and seeds must be kept moist. Compost can also be added to ensure its healthy growth.
After the emergence of two or three leaves, the plant is transplanted into separate containers or outdoors, all the while making sure that the roots are not damaged.
Tulsi seeds usually germinate within 1 to 2 weeks if kept moist properly. The seedlings then perpetuate to develop into a healthy plant. Intense summer heat plays a key role in outstretching the Tulsi plant to a magnificent height of 4 to 5 feet whereas indoor Tulsi remains bushy and small.
As the flowering season dives in, native bees, butterflies, syrphid flies, and even hummingbirds zealously participate to make the process of pollination possible.
The process of pollination is chased after by the fast-approaching fertilization. This results in the formation of Tulsi seed pods that serve as a vehicle for the next yield.
In tropical regions, i.e. USDA zones 10 and 11, Tulsi plant acts as an annual plant while in a temperate region it acts as a containerized perennial.