Plant Care Tropical Sage

Tropical Sage

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Tropical Sage has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Blood Sage, Blood Sage, Blood sage, Scarlet sage, Texas sage, Tropical sage and Salvia Red


Salvia coccinea

How to care for Tropical Sage


How often to water your Tropical Sage

Water needs for Tropical Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Tropical 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 Tropical Sage

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Blood Sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tropical Sage: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tropical Sage love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tropical Sage does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Tropical Sage

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Tropical Sage

Tropical Sage

Tropical 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.

What other plant parents say

Tropical Sage has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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