How to grow Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens growing herbaceous of the genus Salvia also known as Scarlet sage, Salvia splendens perennial evergreen but can grow as annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial, 2-10a as annual.

Leaves color green in ovate to heart shape.

Salvia splendens flower

Flower color can be mostly red but also can be pink, magenta or white grow on stalk in inflorescence.

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Requirements for Salvia splendens growing and care:

Frost free (as perennial), well-drained 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:
Average amount of water / Big 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

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

Scientific name:

Salvia splendens

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