Description
Benefits
Uses
Complications
Buy a plant - 35cm
Description

Names: Salvia africana-caerule - L., Afrikaansesalie, blousalie, bloublomsalie, blue African sage, purple sage, wild sage, wildesalie. "Salvia" comes from the Latin, "salvere", meaning to save or heal. "Caerulea" means blue.
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Salvia
Species: Salvia africana(-caerule)

Salvia africana is a perennial, much-branched, aromatic shrub with medicinal properties. It grows up to 100 cm tall.

Plants - salvia africana caerulea. South Africa, Centurion

Flowers: are produced from midwinter to midsummer, peaking in spring to early summer.

Plants - salvia africana caerulea. South Africa, Centurion

Fruit: consists of 4, 1-seeded, small, round nutlets that are formed at the base of the flower, inside the calyx. They remain attached at the base of the calyx after the flower drops, falling out when mature.

Foliage: The leaves are greenish on the upper surface, covered with grey hairs and dotted with glands on the lower surface, sometimes toothed.They release a strong, pleasant scent when brushed or rubbed.

Water: The house plant should be watered weekly during the growing season. Take care to provide well-drained soil and plenty of drainage holes in the container to avoid root rot. Cut back to monthly watering during the cooler months. It is better to give too little water than too much.

Propagation:

Benefits

Uses

Complications
Buy a plant - 35cm

The actual plant that is for sale - salvia africana caerulea. South Africa, Centurion
Zoom for big photo

Buy   1 for R 50 each. Total = R 50
Buy   2 for R 40 each. Total = R 80
Buy or make a free enquiry

Shipping method Number of items Cost
Collect from South Africa, Centurion, Clubview any R00
Prices include VAT and insurance.


For plants, fabric pots are better than plastic bags and cement pots. South Africa, Pretoria eastNew!

This page has been updated on the 2020-12-20.