Plant Care Anise-Scented Sage

Anise-Scented Sage

Also known as

anise-scented sage, hummingbird sage and Salvia coerulea


Salvia guaranitica

How to care for Anise-Scented Sage

💦 Water

How often to water your Anise-Scented Sage

Water needs for Anise-Scented Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Anise-Scented 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 Anise-Scented Sage

Water 0.5 cups every

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Anise-Scented Sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Anise-Scented Sage: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Anise-Scented Sage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Anise-Scented Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Anise-Scented Sage

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Anise-Scented Sage →

Common Anise-Scented Sage Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Anise-Scented 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.

Anise-Scented Sage Water Frequency →

Anise-Scented Sage Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Anise-Scented 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 🏡.

Anise-Scented Sage Light Requirements →

Anise-Scented 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

Anise-Scented 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.

Anise-Scented Sage Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Anise-Scented 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Anise-Scented Sage →

💩 Fertilizer

Anise-Scented 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Anise-Scented Sage →

🌎 Native Region

Anise-Scented Sage is native to Worldwide.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Anise-Scented Sage grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Anise-Scented Sage →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Anise-Scented Sage can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Anise-Scented Sage Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Anise-Scented Sage can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Anise-Scented Sage

Anise-Scented Sage

Anise-Scented 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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