Plant Care Red sage

Red sage

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Red sage has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

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


Salvia coccinea

How to care for Red sage


How often to water your Red sage

Water needs for Red sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Red 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 Red sage

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Red sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red sage: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Red sage may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Red sage

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

Care Summary for Red sage

Red sage

Red sage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

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