Diviners Sage Pooped Out
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Louise
Posted on: August 29, 2012

My diviners sage has "pooped out". All other plant I received are doing fine. It’s potted in certified organic potting soil and placed in a shaded area (I only put it in window to get good light just for a picture! The bottom leaves are drying up. HELP!

Check the pH of the soil. Diviner’s sage must have a pH of 6.1 to 6.6. If it is below that (too acidic) add crushed oyster shell or ground limestone -a little at a time until the pH is correct. If it is too alkaline add powdered sulphur or iron sulphate- again, a littrle at a time. The latter also discourages slugs. The soil should be very porous and high in compost. Use peat moss if the soil is alkaline. You could use about 50% garden soil and the rest such thiings as Perlite, Vermiculite for 25% and the rest peat moss for alkaline soil, or compost for neutral or acid soil. Use rain water to water the plant and keep it moist and somewhat shady.Never allow it to dry out completely. Do not let it get even close to freezing. If you do fertilize use a very dilute solution, such as one quarter the dosage recommended on the package.

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