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I love, love, love, my little jiaogulan plant. My garden struggled last year because we had a very bad drought, so I potted up some jiaogulan and brought it indoors because it actually makes a really good houseplant. All it needs is a deep pot with rich potting soil, a sunny windowsill, and regular food and water.
Tulsi is part of the mint family, and distantly related to the garden basil of Italian pesto fame. Like garden basil, it’s very easy to start from seed and can be grown as an annual in your herb garden. In tropical climates it’s a perennial.
Unlike jiaogulan and tulsi, eleuthero gets very large- so you will need more space for it to grow. It’s an understory shrub native to Siberia and needs a colder climate, but will need to be protected from late frosts if you have warm weather that causes it to leaf out early. Pollinators love it, though, and it has fragrant, globe shaped flowers that are just as appealing to people! Avena Botanicals has a nice video about eleuthero that touches on some of the propagation needs, as does Mountain Gardens.