Plant Care Lyre-leaf sage

Lyre-leaf sage

Also known as

Lyre-leaf sage, Lyreleaf sage, Wild sage and Cancerweed


Salvia lyrata

How to care for Lyre-leaf sage


How often to water your Lyre-leaf sage

Water needs for Lyre-leaf sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Lyre-leaf 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 Boston, Massachusetts.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Lyre-leaf sage in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Lyre-leaf sage in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Lyre-leaf sage in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Lyre-leaf sage in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.8% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 31.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Lyre-leaf sage in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Lyre-leaf sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lyre-leaf sage: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lyre-leaf sage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Lyre-leaf sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Lyre-leaf sage

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

When to repot Lyre-leaf sage

Nutrient needs for plant Lyre-leaf sage in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Difficulty Level

Lyre-leaf sage is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lyre-leaf sage

Lyre-leaf sage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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