Plant Care Bethlehem Sage

Bethlehem Sage

About Bethlehem Sage

Lungwort was historically used for treating lung ailments because the spotted leaves resemble the lung. Lungwort grows best in cool, moist soil that is high in organic matter. It can be propagated by division in fall or by seed sown in early spring.

Taxonomy

Pulmonaria saccharata
Pulmonaria
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

Also known as

Bethlehem lungwort

How to care for Bethlehem Sage

Water

How often to water your Bethlehem Sage

Water needs for Bethlehem Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem Sage

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Bethlehem Sage in your home

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

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

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

Bethlehem Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Bethlehem Sage

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Bethlehem Sage is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Bethlehem Sage

Bethlehem Sage

Bethlehem 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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