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Scarlet sage care-tips for growing Salvia splendens

Written by Maggie

Feb 26 2021

Scarlet sage care-tips for growing Salvia splendens

Scarlet Sage is also a common potted flower. So how to grow and care for Scarlet Sage? First of all, we need to understand the growth requirements of Scarlet Sage, such as the requirements of the environment, lighting, watering, fertilization. The following introduces the growing Scarlet Sage care.

1. Environment care for growing Scarlet sage

Scarlet Sage prefers a warm, wet, sunny environment and is afraid of the cold, while avoiding hot and dry climates. The growth temperature of Scarlet Sage was 15-30℃. When we grow and care for Scarlet sage, if the ambient temperature was lower than 12℃, it would grow slowly, and its leaves would easily turn yellow and fall off.

2. Soil care for growing Scarlet sage

The potting soil of Scarlet Sage is a loose, fertile and well-drained sandy loam with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0. The potting soil can be a mixture of leaf rot soil and Garden soil, with organic fertilizer added in an appropriate amount.

3. Lighting care for growing Scarlet sage

Sufficient light was needed when we grow and care for Scarlet sage, and sufficient light was beneficial to the growth of Scarlet sage. If there is insufficient light during curing, the plants of Scarlet Sage are prone to be barren, with slender stems and leaves and pale green leaves.

If the light is poor for a long time, the leaves of Scarlet Sage turn yellow and fall off. It is recommended to put the Scarlet Sage potted plants on the balcony with light for maintenance.

4. Watering care for growing Scarlet sage

When we grow and care for Scarlet sage during the growth, it is necessary to control the amount of watering. It is recommended to spray more water for the pot plants of Scarlet Sage. You should know that it is easy to grow by watering too much Scarlet Sage in the growing season. In addition, sufficient water should be poured after each bud of Scarlet Sage.

5. Fertilization care for growing Scarlet sage

When we grow and care for Scarlet sage, during the growth, florists could apply topdressing 2-3 times a month. After the bud of Scarlet Sage, light fertilizer water can be applied a week later, and P and K fertilizer can be appropriately increased to promote the growth of new shoots and make the Scarlet Sage blossom and flourish.

6. Pruning care for growing Scarlet sage

After pot planting, when the seedlings had 3 true leaves, one heart picking could be carried out to promote the Scarlet sage to branch. In addition, when we grow and care for Scarlet sage, two to three times of heart picking was needed to make the plant short and strong, meanwhile, the stem and leaves were dense and the amount of inflorescence increased.

Scarlet Sage care

7. Growing Scarlet sage care for pest control

Scarlet Sage is prone to leaf spot and downy mildew hazards, and insect pests were found to be sprayed with a 500-fold dilution of 65% Diazin WP.

Scarlet Sage is a common pest of silver moth, whitefly and aphids. When we grow and care for Scarlet sage, they can be killed with 10% dichlorophenyl acetate emulsion diluted 2000 times.

8. Scarlet sage care for growing in spring

Sowing is usually chosen in spring, and potted on the closed balcony later. Shading properly after planting to survive.

Spring is the early growth period for Scarlet Sage. When we grow and care for Scarlet sage, keep the soil moist and get plenty of light. According to the growth of the top 3~4 times, promote the formation of short and plump plants, after the top of the timely watering and fertilization.

Planting varieties for short string red, according to the situation can top 1~2 times.(It is important to hit the top in the spring. Missing the time will affect the beauty of the plant.)

9. Scarlet sage care for growing in summer

Scarlet sage is high temperature resistant, summer maintenance does not need shading, but when the temperature is higher to water in time, to avoid plant water shortage and drying. When we grow and care for Scarlet sage, appropriate to increase the number of waterings, keep the pot soil moist, topdressing once.

10. Scarlet sage care for growing in autumn

Fall is the peak flowering season for Scarlet Sage. When we grow and care for Scarlet sage, keep the soil moist and get plenty of water and light.

After Flower defeat to cut off the flowers in time, appropriate topdressing, control temperature between 18~25℃, can again hair branches bloom. At the end of autumn, when the temperature was low, there was no ornamental value after flower failure. Moreover, Scarlet Sage was an annual and could be pulled out after flower failure.

11. Scarlet sage care for growing in winter

No maintenance is needed in the winter, the plants have died and can be resown in the spring!

Scarlet sage propagation methods

Scarlet sage was propagated by sowing or rod transplanting to sow more seeds. North China is not limited to sowing season, the rest of the region to spring is appropriate. Scarlet sage had a late flowering period, and the spring sowers would blossom in autumn. Seeds should be sowed in greenhouses or hotbeds in early spring if the flowering period was to be advanced or seeds were harvested.Sowing bed with a small amount of basic fertilizer, the bed surface level off and pouring permeable, water seepage after sowing, covered with a thin layer of soil, seed germination 8~10 days after sowing. Growth about 100 days flowering, flowering period about two months. It is more suitable to insert the shoots in spring or autumn, combined with picking the terminal buds.

Scarlet Sage care