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Sage of the Diviners

Salvia divinorum

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Part of the fragrant perrenial mint family. A psychoactive plant which can induce visions and other spiritual experiences when it is smoked, consumed as a tea or just by chewing. Plant is legal in some countries. Salvia is derived from the meaning to save, an indicator of the incredible healing capibilities. There are two commonly cultivated strains which are known to be distinct, the Bunnell strain and the Blosser or Palatable strain. There are other strains that are not as well documented, such as the Luna strain (possibly Bunnell) isolated from a Hawaiian patch of Salvia divinorum clones, featuring unusually serrated and rounded rather than ovate leaves.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Winter

Harvesting

Harvest when plant is mature, 1 year old by cutting the leaves as needed.

Propagation

Cuttings
In the evenings, take cuttings with four-six sets of leaves on it with 30 cm of stalk below. Place cutting in water, prevents from wilting. After two weeks, transplant into potting soil.
Layering
Propagates by falling over and sending out roots from the nodes and internodes where they touche the ground.

Special features

Attracts birds
Hummingbirds and other nectar loving birds are attracted to the flowers.
Indoor plant
Keep the light (High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Metal Halide (MH)) at least two feet above the tops of the plants, prevents leaves from turning red. Or positioned in a sunny area.
Pot plant
These can be grown in pots and containers.

Geography

Origin
Mexico
Natural climate
Tropical

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Peat
Soil PH preference
Acid
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Medicinal
Used to treat diarrhea, anemia, headaches, rheumatism, and acts as a diuretic. Eat the leaves, one leaf at a time in small quantities.

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
, White, Purples
Scent
Strong

Problems

Whiteflies and aphids live on underside of leaves. Spray with an organic soap spray.
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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