Plant Care Lyre-leaf sage

Lyre-leaf sage

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Salvia lyrata
Salvia
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Lyre-leaf sage

Water

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 Oakland, California.

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
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 Lyre-leaf sage in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing Lyre-leaf sage in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Lyre-leaf sage in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland 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 Lyre-leaf sage in Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.5% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 28.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Lyre-leaf sage in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of day…

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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 Oakland, California ⛅.

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

Nutrients

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 Oakland, California

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

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland is 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 repot…

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FAQs
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!


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Care Summary for Lyre-leaf sage

Lyre-leaf 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 Oakland, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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