Some people are scared of plants. They think they’re complicated, or that they’ll take over the house if given the chance. A so-called “SALVIVAGER” is someone who grows a plant but hasn’t taken the time to learn how to care for it. These people aren’t afraid of plants—they just don’t understand them yet. When you grow a plant correctly and love what it gives back, you’re a SALVIVGER, not a LESVERVAGER (a person who lives in fear).
What is a salvias?
Salvias are mostly used as decorative plants or for indoor growing. These stunning flowers have a super low water demand and can be grown even in dry and cool places. They are commonly grown as hanging plants or indoor containers. Their small size and ease of maintenance make them a great choice for beginners. They prefer room temperature, between 55 – 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Salvia species are considered herbaceous perennials and grow best in pots with a natural soil mix. They are usually grown in hanging baskets or large pots. Unlike many other plants, they don’t require much maintenance. That’s because they are mostly grown for decorative purposes. The most commonly grown species are:
How to grow a salvia plant
Growing a salvia plant is just like growing any other herbaceous perennial. You need to have a sunny location with well-drained soil that is pH neutral. The soil should be rich in organic matter and have a proper amount of nutrients. Some plants prefer a slightly wet soil while others prefer a slightly dry one. This varies from plant to plant. Make sure your soil is rich in humus, has good drainage and isn’t compacted. Keep in mind that your salvia plants are not heavy feeders. You can add a little bit of compost or organic flower food to the potting soil. The best time to plant your salvias is at the end of summer or right after the spring season. The ideal planting temperature is between 60 – 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Things to know before you get started
– Make sure you research the best growing conditions for your salvias. This will help ensure you get the best out of your plant. – Always use potting soil. Never use a regular garden soil as this may contain lots of impurities that are not good for your plants. – The pot you use for your salvias should be large enough for the roots to flourish and not be crowded. – The potting soil should be pH neutral. If your soil has a high pH level, you can add compost or organic flower food to lower it to a neutral level. – The ideal water amount for your salvia plant is between 1 – 2 inches of water weekly. Over watering will lead to root rot (which is when the roots die). – You can’t overwater your salvias. Water them well and then let them dry out completely before watering again. The roots need to be able to breathe. – It is important to know the difference between aerating the soil and watering it. Aerating the soil is that initial heavy watering that opens up the soil. Watering it lightly is watering it just enough to keep the soil wet and not make it too soggy. – On the right temperature, your salvia plant needs you to keep the temperature within the range of 60 – 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
How much light do salvia plants need?
Most commonly grown salvias require a lot of light. Some of the best container-grown salvias are the ones that are grown in full sun. If you grow your plant in a dark location, it may still grow, but it will be very slow. Some of the best indoor plants for low-light situations include: – Spider plant : This plant is great for low light situations as it can be grown inside or outdoors. This is one of the best indoor plants for low-light situations. It is native to tropical regions and can withstand low-light situations well. It requires very little maintenance and is also easy to grow as an indoor plant. – Cactus : Cacti are amazing indoor plants that can tolerate a wide variety of conditions. They require very little care and are great indoor plants for low-light situations. – Miniature roses : Mini roses are great for low-light situations as they are very easy to grow and bloom well indoors. They require very little maintenance and are also a great gift for loved ones.
Why humidity is important for your salvias
humidity is important for these plants. They require a constant source of moisture. If the humidity level in your home is below 60%, your salvias will slowly wilt, develop fungus, develop black spots and die. If your home has high humidity levels above 80%, the same result will happen. Low-cost or free methods to increase humidity include: – Using a humidifier : This is one of the most common and cheap methods to increase humidity in your home. It is mostly used to provide relief from colds and coughs. But, it also increases humidity in your home and is a great choice for your salvia plants. – Using an A/C : Using an air conditioner to increase humidity is one of the least expensive ways to increase humidity in your home. It is also a great choice for your salvia plants as it is a constant source of moisture. – Using a towel : The best thing about using a damp towel is that you don’t need to buy anything. All you need is a towel, place it on a tray and you are done. The towel traps the moisture inside and you don’t need to refill it.
So you think you have bad air quality in your home. What can you do about it?
If your home has a bad odor, or if your home’s humidity level is very low, your salvias will be affected as well. If you notice that your plants are drooping, or if they are wilting, you might have a low humidity problem. To fix this, follow these steps: – Turn off the A/C in your home, or close the vents. This will increase the humidity inside your home. – Turn on a fan and place it next to your plants. This will increase the air movement and provide a constant source of moisture for your plants. – Add or place potting soil in a tray next to your plants.
A plant is alive, so you must be alive. You have to eat, breathe, love and be happy. You have to take care of your plants. You have to water them, feed them, talk to them and learn from them. A plant is a living being and you’re a living being too. So don’t treat them like tools, but