Salvia divinorum, Diviner’s Sage Growing on East Coast
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Megan Hussey
Posted on: March 02, 2007

I’ve read that the plant requires much moisture, indirect sunlight for most of the day, and humus-rich soil, also acidic.. I live on the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada, where I know the soil fulfills many of the requirements. The humidity of the area is desirable for growing it. I would like to know more about the growing of the plant and the harvesting of the leaves (I want to take the leaves correctly as to not really harm the plant). Any additional information about the herb would be appreciated.

Diviners sage is a tropical plant and will have to be grown like an annual in your area or taken indoors for the winter. For harvesting I would recommend cutting off the top one third of the plant after it is growing well and about a foot high (30cm). Repeat when it regains its original height. If you are not going to keep it in the fall, cut it all off before the first frost.

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