Plant Care Germander Sage

Germander Sage

About Germander Sage

Germander Sage is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Germander Sage likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Salvia chamaedryoides

Also known as

Mexican Blue Sage

How to care for Germander Sage


How often to water your Germander Sage

Water needs for Germander Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Germander 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 Germander 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 Germander Sage in your home

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

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

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

Germander Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Germander Sage

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

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Care Summary for Germander Sage

Germander Sage

Germander 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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