Plant Care Black Sage

Black Sage

Also known as

Basora (Puerto Rico), Juan prieto (Dominican Republic), Liane mounton, Liane mouton, Mahot noir, Shining Bush, Wild Sage (Trinidad & Tobago) and Wild sage (Lesser Antilles)


Varronia curassavica

How to care for Black Sage

💦 Water

How often to water your Black Sage

Water needs for Black Sage
0.5 cups
every 9

Black 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Black Sage in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Sage: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Sage may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Sage

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

Care Summary for Black Sage

Black Sage

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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