Plant Care Salvia Patens

Salvia Patens

Also known as

Gentian Sage, Gentian Sage, Blue-Flowered Sage and Crinum 'stars and stripes'


Salvia patens

How to care for Salvia Patens


How often to water your Salvia Patens

Water needs for Salvia Patens
0.5 cups
every 9

Salvia Patens 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 Salvia Patens

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.

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Finding light for Gentian Sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Salvia Patens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Salvia Patens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Salvia Patens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Salvia Patens in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Salvia Patens

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Salvia Patens

Salvia Patens

Salvia Patens

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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