How to Revive a  Dried Tulsi Plant

Tulsi, or Holy Basil, requires specific conditions to flourish:

– adequate watering, – sufficient sunlight, and – well-draining soil are essential for its growth.

Let's discuss some methods to revive a dried Tulsi Plant:

1.  Pruning Techniques

Regular pruning is crucial for shaping your Tulsi plant and encouraging new growth.

Tulsi plant primarily grows from its tips, so pruning or plucking from the tip stimulates the emergence of 2-3 new shoots.

For young plants, 6-3 months old, stick to light pruning. 

From February to October, light pruning encourages new branches, but avoid harsh cuttings.

2.   Regular Soil Maintenance

Regularly check the soil texture every two months to maintain optimal conditions for Tulsi plant.

Loosen the soil around the plant and add compost to keep it soft and rich in nutrients.

Vermicompost is optimal. Just till the soil and add it for healthy growth.

3.  Adjusting Watering Techniques

Maintain a proper balance between watering and drainage.

Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause stunted growth.

Make sure there is adequate drainage to avoid waterlogging, especially for plants grown in containers.

4.  Sunlight for Tulsi plant

Sunlight plays a vital role in the growth and development of Tulsi plants.

Choose a location that receives 5 – 6 hours of sunlight daily, preferably outdoors in a sunny spot.

Proper sunlight exposure helps stimulate photosynthesis and encourages healthy foliage.

5.  Best Fertilizers for Tulsi Plant

Tulsi plant benefit from a higher amount of nitrogen in their fertilizer mix.

(1) Cow Dung Cake Liquid Fertilizer:

Cow dung cake liquid fertilizer, high in nitrogen, promotes lush foliage growth and enhances plant health.

(ii)  Vermicompost

Vermicompost provides essential nutrients to Tulsi plants, making them bushy and healthy.

(iv)  Seaweed Fertilizer:

Seaweed fertilizer provides essential nutrients and growth-promoting hormones, promoting healthy plant growth.

Reviving a dried Tulsi plant requires patience, diligence, and proper care.

By using pruning methods, ensuring ideal growing conditions, and addressing problems promptly, you will see your Tulsi plant flourish.