Salvia divinorum grows well in humid and tropical conditions. The delicate plant can break easily, and it needs a lot of room for its roots to spread. The Salvia divinorum can grow up to 8 feet tall. The plant belongs to the mint family, and it has green foliage with violet flowers. You can grow the plants indoors, but the plant will need transplanted once it outgrows its pot to keep it healthy.
things you’ll need:
- Growing pot
- Peat moss
- Spray bottle
- Find a growing pot larger than the current pot in which the Salvia resides. The pot needs drainage holes to keep the soil from becoming soggy.
- Combine an equal amount of peat moss, compost and perlite. Mix the ingredients together so that you will have enough to fill the new growing pot.
- Lay the growing container that contains the Salvia divinorum over on its side. Tap the sides and gently squeeze them to loosen the soil. Turn the pot over and catch the plant with your hand.
- Remove the old soil from the roots of the plant. Plant the Salvia divinorum at the same depth as it was in the previous pot. Pour in the soil mixture and press it down gently around the plant.
- Place the plant in a location with indirect sunlight and a temperature range between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant will grow well outdoors in zones 10 and 11, but otherwise you will need to keep it indoors and maintain an appropriate growing temperature range. The plant will not tolerate direct sunlight.
- Mist the leaves of the plant with water. Place water in a spray bottle, and spray the plant daily to provide humidity for your plant.
- Water the plant until water drains from the growing pot. Do not over-water the plant or the soil will become soggy.
- Fertilize the plant with a garden fertilizer after a month. Follow the directions on the fertilizer carefully.
Tips & Warnings
The Salvia plant is a controlled substance in Delaware, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Louisiana and Tennessee.