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 located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

Plant care guide for Pitcher Sage in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

32% Very Low

Growing Pitcher Sage in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Pitcher Sage in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Pitcher Sage in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 37.5% ☀️

January 31st, 2023

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 37.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Pitcher Sage in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Pitcher Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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 your location in Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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