Plant Care Blood Sage

Blood Sage

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Blood Sage has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Blood sage, Scarlet sage, Texas sage, Tropical sage and Salvia Red

Taxonomy

Salvia coccinea
Salvia
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Blood Sage

💦 Water

How often to water your Blood Sage

Water needs for Blood Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Blood 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 Blood Sage

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blood Sage in your home

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

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

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

Blood Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blood Sage

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Blood Sage →

Common Blood Sage Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Blood 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.

Blood Sage Water Frequency →

Blood Sage Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blood 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 🏡.

Blood Sage Light Requirements →

Blood Sage Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Blood Sage is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Blood 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.

Blood Sage Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Blood 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 Blood Sage →

When and How to Successfully Repot Blood Sage →


💩 Fertilizer

Blood 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

Blood Sage is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blood Sage grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Blood Sage →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blood Sage can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blood Sage Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Blood Sage can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Blood Sage

Blood Sage

Blood 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.

What other plant parents say

Blood Sage has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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A beauty!

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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