Why Tulsi plant dies at home

Tulsi plant 

Having Tulsi plant at home is very important, as Tulsi plant is natural ayurvedic plant, and beneficial to us in many ways also the Tulsi plant leaves can be directly eaten or it can be mixed in tea if we have cough or cold.

Why Tulsi plant dies within 2 to 3 months ?

Tulsi plant is outdoor plant and love to grow in sunlight, maintaining healthy tulsi plant is very important as the tulsi plant can get damage easily with excess of water.

How to water Tulsi plant ? Daily /occasionally

Most important point is how to water Tulsi plant and what happen if given in excess, Tulsi plant is an outdoor plant and require at least 4 to 5 hours of sunlight if not given then tulsi plant may die, So now how to give water

  1. Summer Season - water requirement in summer season is very high as the sunlight evaporate much of the water from soil, i.e. giving water after every 2 to 3 days depending upon the condition of soil
  2. Winter Season - water requirement in winter season is very less as the water remain in the soil for longer period of time and
  3. Rainy Season - Water requirement is only when if rainfall has skipped for a week.

So the conclusion is that requirement of water is very less and also plant must get at-least 4-5 hours of sunlight for proper growth and development.

We can also do mulching in summer season so that the water does not evaporate easily but we have to remove all the left out particles of mulching in winter season.

Pest attack on tulsi plant

This can be the main reason for tulsi plant to get die easily as the pest or insects will directly attack on the leaves of tulsi plant, and if the leaves get damage the plant will not survive.

How to care tulsi plant : Always be ready with the pest control item i.e. having a spray of organic or chemical mix, organic spray take time but will give result also the chemical spray will show result but it may harm our tulsi plant so both option are available.

Orgainc spray can be done with neem oil spray which is easily available or we can self made the spray at home with boiling the fresh neem leaf in water and collecting the neem water, also we can make chilly garlic mix from our kitchen and can use in by mixing in the water.

Chemical spray will give the result very fast and effectively but may harm the soil or plant also if the quantity is given more then definitely we will get the best result, so always use chemical fertilizer if we have lots of experience in gardening.

How to care Tulsi in Winter Season

Tulsi palnt care in winter season is the most important because most of the tulsi plant die off in this season because tulsi plant love the hot climate but the cold climate will make tulsi plant branches & leaf to turn black and die.

So always remember to give limited water and also to keep the tulsi plant in direct sunlight for at least 4-6 hours.

what to do if we live in apartment or complex and no direct sunlight come, the simple solution is that we have to give less water and always keep the plant in a place where it can get maximum light, the best place is window or near the door or else we can keep in open balcony.

How to propagate Tulsi plant

It can be done in two ways i.e. from seeds and from cutting

1] Grow Tulsi from seeds

Growing tulsi plant form seeds is very easy, if want then watch the video on top, or else continue reading, Firstly we have to collect the seeds form the seed pot developed at the top of the tulsi plant, it must be dry enough for germination else the wet seeds will not so the germination.

Soil mixture will be 50% soil and 50 % coco-peat, this mixture will give 100% germination only when moisture is maintained and seeds does not feel the dryness in soil.

2] Tulsi plant From cutting

Yes tulsi plant can be grown form cutting and they can be grown only in the rainy season as the tulsi plant cutting require lots of moisture to develop roots.

Best pot for tulsi plant and soil mix

Pot selection for tulsi plant as important as selection of soil mix so always go for more drainage hole pot and also choose the soil mix with better drainage hole this will only make the tulsi plant survive for longer period of time

Pruning Tulsi plant

Tulsi plant require trimming and pruning at regular basis because after certain period it will grow seeds pot at the top and will produce seeds and after the seeds pot develop tulsi plant will think that the production of seeds has been done so it will die, best time to prune tulsi plant is when it start developing seeds pot when they are green in color cut just 1 inches below the seeds pot area it will lead the tulsi plant to develop new shoots and will get new healthy bushy tulsi plant


Final words on tulsi plant or the conclusion is that tulsi plant will do best in hot or summer type of climate and also grow best in rainy season, propagatin will be 100% successful in the rainy season, but if the climate or the temperature is cold or below 10 degree then the tulsi pant will not survive and if the tulsi plant get enough sunlight then it may do better.