Plant Care Mexican bush sage

Mexican bush sage

About Mexican bush sage

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

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

Mexican bush sage belongs to the salvia genus, and is native to Mexico and Central America.

Taxonomy

Salvia leucantha
Salvia
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Mexican bush sage

Water

How often to water your Mexican bush sage

Water needs for Mexican bush sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican bush sage needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, Florida.

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 Mexican bush sage

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Mexican bush sage in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

59% Medium

Growing Mexican bush sage in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Mexican bush sage in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Mexican bush sage in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.1% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 19.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Mexican bush sage in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Mexican bush sage in your home

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

Mexican bush sage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mexican bush sage does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican bush sage

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

When to repot Mexican bush sage

Nutrient needs for plant Mexican bush sage in Orlando, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Orlando is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Mexican bush sage

Mexican bush sage

Mexican bush sage


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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