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Do you know what this plant is?


By Pip_c

Southern Sydney, NSW, Australia Au

I bought it under the general label of 'potted colour' and I really like it. I don't know if it's possible to propagate???




This is Salvia Splendens or Red Salvia or Scarlet Sage. It is indigenous to Brazil where it is a perennial but is treated as an annual in more temperate regions. It is possible to save the seed from this plant and sow them next spring for summer flowers.

25 Jul, 2009


Isn't it mid-winter now in New South Wales, in which the plant is probably intended as a house plant?

25 Jul, 2009


Isn't it annoying when plants are labelled so ambigously? How can you look after them properly when they are called 'potted colour' or 'foliage plant'?

25 Jul, 2009


Thanks everyone for your replies!

Bertie, even in winter it can get VERY HOT here... I wouldn't worry if I were you :-)

9 Oct, 2009

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