Lemon Basil is an aromatic basil variety known for its distinctive lemon-scented fragrance. It's commonly used in cooking to add a lemon-flavored touch to various dishes. This annual herb is valued for its light green, fragrant foliage.

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Distinctive Features:

  • Leaves: Light green, oval-shaped leaves with a smooth texture. They emit a lemon scent when crushed or rubbed.
  • Flowers: White or slightly pink flowers that appear in summer.
  • Growth: A compact plant typically reaching between 20 and 40 cm in height.

Growth Conditions:

  • Light: Prefers full sun but can tolerate light shade.
  • Soil: Well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Neutral to slightly acidic pH is ideal.
  • Watering: Regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.


  • Pruning: Pinch off tops to encourage bushy growth and prevent the plant from going to seed.
  • Fertilization: A balanced liquid fertilizer can be applied periodically during the growing season.
  • Harvesting: Harvest young leaves for optimal flavor, preferably in the morning.

Common Problems:

  • Pests: May be susceptible to aphids and other small insects.
  • Diseases: Be mindful of root rot in case of overwatering and fungal diseases in high humidity conditions.


Lemon Basil is extensively used in cooking, particularly in fish dishes, salads, sauces, and as a flavoring for drinks and desserts.

In addition to its culinary uses, Lemon Basil is also appreciated for its ornamental and aromatic qualities in gardens and indoor pots.

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