Salvia Splendens Saint John’s Fire Seeds
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Salvia Splendens Saint John’s Fire Seeds

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Salvia Splendens Sanit John’s is a popular tender perennial, spiky flowering plant that can be grown as an annual. The plant produces beautiful fiery scarlet-red flowers and dark green, heart-shaped leaves. Flowers are long-lasting and bloom quickly. Salvia splendens is a low-maintenance flower plant and is perfect for the home garden, terrace garden, or balcony.

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  • Seed quantity: 20 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or garden
  • Best Sowing Season: September to October And March-June
  • Sowing method: Direct or Seedling transplant
  • Germination temperature: 18-25°C
  • Germination time: 7-21 days
  • Blooming time: Summer to fall (April-November)

What size grow bag is best for Salvia?

Salvia Splendens Growing Season In India 

Salvia is typically grown in India during the warm and dry spring to Summer (March to June) And September – October. Be cautious during the monsoon season and avoid planting during the cold winter months.

How To Grow Salvia Splendens Flower In Pots 

Sow salvia splendens flower seeds directly in pots/grow bags, in the garden, or by seedling transplant method, it grows well either way. The best soil temperature for salvia seed germination is 18-25°C. Salvia grows very tall, so you need a pot or grow bag at least 30-36 cm wide and deep. And if you grow in a small pot, you will have to repot in a bigger pot next.

Salvia Splendens Saint John’s Fire Seeds Sowing Method 

Fill a pot with potting mix soil (you can also make your potting mix by mixing 20% cocopeat, 30% vermicompost, 30% normal soil, and 20% sand/perlite) and spread the salvia splendens seeds on the soil. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and place the pot in a sunny and warm condition as salvia seeds need light to germinate. Water the soil and keep the soil moist till germination; salvia seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. 

Fertilizer Requirements For Salvia Plants

  • Salvia is not a heavy feeder, you can add organic fertilizer vermicompost, or cow manure
  • Additionally, you can mix potash-rich fertilizer from spring to fall to promote more blooms. 

Salvia Splendens Flower Plants Care Tips 

Soil - Use moist but well-drained soil to plant salvia. Loamy soil with organic matter is also good for planting salvia. 
Water - Consistent soil moisture is the key to the successful growth of salvia, you can water salvia once to twice per week and do not allow the soil to dry out for long. In addition, avoid overhead watering as this can lead to fungal infections.
Sunlight - Salvia prefers full sunlight and some grow in partial shade as well. But the best is to get at least 5-6 hours of sunlight.
Temperature - Salvia plants are frost sensitive and cannot survive in temperatures less than 4°C whereas the best temperature for growing salvia is between 20-29°C.
Common pests and diseases - Some pests that attack salvia plants are slugs, snails, and whiteflies. You can use neem oil on the plant to eliminate these insects. Other than this powdery mildew is a disease that infects the salvia plants and spoils their looks. It is best to cut off infected leaves to avoid the spread of the disease. 
Mulching - You can add 2-3 inches of mulch around the salvia plant to retain moisture and protect the plants from the cold. 

Salvia Splendens Bloom Time 

  • Usually, salvia blooms from summer to fall (April-November). They take 10-12 weeks to bloom from seed; depending upon growing conditions. 
  • Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage more blooms. 

Salvia Splendens Special Features 

  • Common name - Red salvia, salvia coccinea, scarlet sage, blood sage
  • Scientific name - Salvia splendens
  • Height - Up to 150 cm 
  • Level of growing - Moderate 


How do you overwinter a salvia plant?

Mulch your salvia plant or place the salvia plant indoors during winter and reduce watering. 

Why is my salvia dying?

The main reason why salvia plants die is excessive water in the soil, if you are facing this problem then do not overwater and use soil with good drainage.
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Rahul Kumar
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very good quality of seeds. germinate well and give a lot of flowers


Most of the seeds germinated.