Salvia divinorum

Scientific name: Salvia divinorum


Common names: “Salvia” “ska pastora” “la Maria” “Diviner’s sage”

Plant Type: Tropical, tender perennial


Zone: 10-12

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Sandy – fertile soil

Moisture: Evenly moist well drained


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Plant Size: 1-6′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Large leaves and a distinctive thick, hollow, square green stem

Flower: Purple spikesImage result for salvia divinorum

Maintenance: Medium, keep indoors during winter, mist during dry season, harvest and dry leaves, can be stored for several years

Landscape use: Herb garden, house plant, container

Propagate: By cuttings, layering and seed

Pests & Disease: Problems if cold and wet

Comments: Native to Mexico

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