Guatemalan leaf sage (Salvia cacaliifolia)
Guatemalan leaf sage (Salvia cacaliifolia) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Guatemalan leaf sage (Salvia cacaliifolia).
This plant has several common names including: Guatemalan leaf sage or cacalia sage.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Guatemalan leaf sage, cacalia sage
Scientific name: Salvia cacaliifolia
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Perennials
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden, Wildlife Gardens
Planting type: Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators, RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Guatemalan leaf sage (Salvia cacaliifolia), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Guatemalan leaf sage (Salvia cacaliifolia) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Salvia cacaliifolia likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Guatemalan leaf sage (Salvia cacaliifolia) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.