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Diviner's sage

Salvia divinorum

Diviner's sage is a plant which belongs to the Salvia genus.

This plant grows quite tall, to over a meter in height. It has large, pointed leaves, and hollow square stems with occasional white and purple flowers.

Some say that it will grow as tall as the supports that hold it up. It needs strong supports since the stems are hollow and not very strong. Without any supports it will probably only get to 3 or 4 feet before falling over.

It is illegal to cultivate or possess this plant in most states of Australia. It is also illegal to import into Australia.

This plant is illegal in the folowing US states: South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Louisana, Tennesee, Delaware, North Dakota, or Missouri. This may not be a compleate list, check your local laws if you wish to cultivate this plant.

Diviner's sage grows as an annual and is a herb. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Diviner's sage is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.40 metres (7.80 feet). Popular varieties of Diviner's sage with home gardeners are Hofmann & Wasson, Owens, Blosser, Blosser/Palatable and Magic salmon hybrid.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Diviner's sage have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Diviner's sage

  • Partial Sun

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun. Zone 10 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.1 and 6.5 as Diviner's sage is a weakly acidic soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Diviner's sage is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Diviner's sage to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Diviner's sage from seed

This plant can be very difficult to raise from seed. Cuttings are useually preferred.

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Diviner's sage about 84 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Diviner's sage

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 10°C / 50°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Diviner's sage is a tender plant.

Common Diviner's sage problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Diviner's sage plants:

Diviner's sage Etymology

Diviner’s sage has historically been used by some native shamans in Mexico for various ritual practices, including divination and fortune telling.

Other names for Diviner's sage

MarĂ­a pastora, Sage of the seers, Ska pastora, La maria

Salvia divinorum Epling & Jativa

Misspellings: Diviners Sage, Salvia divanorum

Diviner's sage care instructions

How long does Diviner's sage take to grow?

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When should I plant Diviner's sage?

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