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Salvia recurva

Posted by fairfield8619 8 N La. (My Page) on
Fri, May 18, 12 at 17:13

Anyone grow this? I got it on ebay and it's supposed to be cool climate. It is growing well in the heat and humidity but has not bloomed yet. When is the bloom season?

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RE: Salvia recurva

It is a late bloomer, and culture is very similar to S. divinorum, meaning it likes shade, humusy soil, moisture, and protection from heat and drought. It is a really late bloomer, but worth it if you have a greenhouse or cloud forest conditions.

What was your source? I need to get one myself.

RE: Salvia recurva

Thanks, I won it on ebay. I have the shade but not the cloud forest conditions, hot and steamy here. It is doing well, so well that I need to pot it on. It's in a gallon container and I have to water often, the roots have filled the pot. How late is late? Fall I hope not winter!

RE: Salvia recurva

As to when you need to repot, you have stated the two critical conditions: The pot is full of roots, and you have to water frequently.

I'm having better success with Salvias since I am blending my old potting soil (standard peat-perlite mix) with one having composted peanut hulls. The plants seem to withstand stress better, but they have yet to experience our hot, humid summer weather.

RE: Salvia recurva

Does the foliage of Salvia recurva have a fairly strong scent? I've got 2 plants (from different provenance) which look similar, but one has scent and the other does not. Thanks

RE: Salvia recurva

Salvia recurva has no scent, and looks a lot like S. divinorum. It is about as hard to keep alive, liking shade, moisture, and coolness.

What are your sources? I need to get one myself.

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