Plant Care Bee Sage

Bee Sage

Also known as

White Sage, White Sage, Bee sage and Sacred sage

Taxonomy

Salvia apiana
Salvia
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Bee Sage

💦 Water

How often to water your Bee Sage

Water needs for Bee Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Bee Sage needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bee Sage

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for White Sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bee Sage: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bee Sage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bee Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bee Sage in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bee Sage

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bee Sage: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bee Sage after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bee Sage prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

White Sage Water Frequency →

White Sage Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bee Sage requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

White Sage Light Requirements →

White Sage Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Bee Sage doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

White Sage Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Bee Sage does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for White Sage →

When and How to Successfully Repot White Sage →


💩 Fertilizer

Bee Sage should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Bee Sage is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bee Sage will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune White Sage →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bee Sage can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

White Sage Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bee Sage

Bee Sage

Bee Sage


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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