by aditya abhishek
Salvia officinalis, commonly known as a sage plant, is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 2 feet high. People love growing sage for its flavoring & medicinal properties.
Salvia or sage can grow well in warm tropical climates. You can also grow them in cold temperate climates in the summer season.
Well draining, slightly acidic to alkaline soil is best for growing sage. Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 40% vermicompost + 20% river sand.
Keep sage plant under bright direct to indirect sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily. Avoid keeping them in low light condition.
Avoid over-watering or waterlogging in pot as it can cause root rot in salvia. Apply water only when top layer of soil becomes dry.
They are not heavy feeders. Only apply one handful of dung manure or leaf compost + 1 teaspoon bonemeal once after every 60 days to boost growth.
The best method to propagate sage plant is by taking 4 to 6 inches stem cuttings in spring season. Remove leaves from bottom part & plant them.
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