Plant Care Mediterranean sage

Mediterranean sage

Also known as

Mediterranean sage and African sage


Salvia aethiopis

How to care for Mediterranean sage


How often to water your Mediterranean sage

Water needs for Mediterranean sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Mediterranean 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 Portland, Oregon.

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

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Mediterranean sage in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

34% Very Low

Growing Mediterranean sage in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Mediterranean sage in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Mediterranean sage in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 30.3% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 30.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Mediterranean sage in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 8th, 2021

This month, Portland is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.5 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Mediterranean sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mediterranean sage: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mediterranean 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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.

Mediterranean sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Mediterranean sage

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

When to repot Mediterranean sage

Nutrient needs for plant Mediterranean sage in Portland, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Mediterranean sage

Mediterranean sage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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