Plant Care Silver sage

Silver sage

Also known as

Silver salvia and Silver clary

Taxonomy

Salvia argentea
Salvia
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Silver sage

💦 Water

How often to water your Silver sage

Water needs for Silver sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Silver 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 Silver sage

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver sage in your home

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

Silver sage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Silver sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver sage

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Silver sage →

Common Silver sage Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Silver 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.

Silver sage Water Frequency →

Silver sage Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silver 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 🏡.

Silver sage Light Requirements →

Silver 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

Silver 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.

Silver sage Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Silver 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 Silver sage →

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver sage →


💩 Fertilizer

Silver 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

Silver sage is native to Worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Silver sage can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Silver sage Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 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 Silver sage

Silver sage

Silver 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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