How to propagate salvia. Our quick guide to Grow Salvia Divinorum will get you fully ready to grow your own. In order to propagate Salvia Divinorum properly we should learn and understanding the basics of the plant itself. You can skip a paragraph down if you’re already familiar with Salvia.
Salvia is a genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is one of the largest genera of plants in the world, with more than 900 species. Most are native to the temperate zones of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. A few are tropical, and one is native to the north temperate zone. Moreover, it’s famous for opening new realms to your mind and is nicknamed the Diviners Sage.
Salvias are annuals, biennials, and perennials. Most are herbaceous, but a few are woody. They range in size from 10 cm (4 in) to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) tall. The leaves are often aromatic, and many have glandular dots. The leaf shape is usually oblong to lanceolate, with a toothed or lobed margin. The flowers are borne in spikes, whorls, or clusters, and most are two-lipped with four stamens. The calyx is tubular or campanulate, and the corolla is mostly blue, purple, or white, although some yellow and red cultivars exist.
Pick the Best Time to Propagate Salvia
The best time to propagate salvia is in late spring or early summer, when the weather is warm and the plant is actively growing. Salvia can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or division.
To propagate by seed, sow your salvia seeds in a sterile seed-starting mix in spring. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and wait for the seeds to germinate, which usually takes 10-14 days. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them so that each one has its own pot. Transplant the seedlings into the garden in late spring or early summer, after the last frost.
To propagate by cuttings, take 4-6 inch cuttings from the tips of new growth in late spring or early summer. Strip the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting, and dip the cut end in a rooting hormone. Plant the cuttings in a sterile seed-starting mix, and keep the soil moist but not wet. The cuttings should root within 2-4 weeks. Once they have rooted, transplant them into individual pots.
To propagate by division, dig up the plant in late spring or early summer, and carefully divide the rootball into 2-3 pieces. Replant each piece in a separate pot, and water well.
Ready To Grow & Experience Salvia
Now that you understand the three main ways to get Salvia up and growing you can get your mind prepared for an experience of a lifetime. Many people that have tried Salvia even after just one time, say it was a life changing moment. So make sure you have a Salvia sitter with experience for when you harvest your grow. To learn more about Salvia Divinorum and its effects check out our other blogs.