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Salvia indica - need help

Posted by Gerris2 z6/7 Delaware (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 19, 05 at 20:11

What soil requirements are there for this species? I have 3 seedlings I have started from seeds, and they are not at all happy with the "standard" soil I've provided them. Can anyone help me make these plants happier? Thanks!


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water effect maybe?

Maybe I'm overwatering them?

RE: Salvia indica - need help

I grew S. indica in rather poor, dry soil, and it flowered really well. This was from seed sown last year. The plants looks sick now, it can tend to be biennial, but I will be collecting seed.


RE: Salvia indica - need help


Thank you for this information. I will repot the seedlings, probably put them in terracotta pots, with medium that drains better than what the plants are currently are languishing in, and maybe they'll perk up. I really want to see the flowers of this species.


RE: Salvia indica - need help

  • Posted by jfr1107 Austin z denial (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 21, 05 at 13:33

I believe it is from the Middle East. It prefers dry and rocky (poor) soils. Probably likes the heat, especially dry heat.

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