Plant Care Pitcher Sage

Pitcher Sage

Also known as

Hummingbird Sage, Hummingbird Sage, Hummingbird sage and Pitcher sage


Salvia spathacea

How to care for Pitcher Sage


How often to water your Pitcher Sage

Water needs for Pitcher Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Pitcher 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 Pitcher Sage

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Hummingbird Sage in your home

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

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

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

Pitcher Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Pitcher Sage

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pitcher 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 Pitcher Sage after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Pitcher Sage

Pitcher Sage

Pitcher Sage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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