How to grow Salvia coccinea

Salvia coccinea growing herbaceous of the genus Salvia also known as Scarlet sage, Salvia coccinea perennial evergreen but can grow as annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.

Leaves color green in ovate to elliptic shape.

Salvia coccinea flower

Flower color can be: red, white or orange, flowers grow on stalk in inflorescence.

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Requirements for Salvia coccinea growing and care:

Frost free, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
In tropic all year round, other climate spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Mostly dead stalk

Size of the plant?
0.4-1.5 m, 16-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year, especially in the spring and summer

General information about the flower:
Red flowers but also can be orange or white, flowers grow on stalk in inflorescence.

Scientific name:

Salvia coccinea

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