How to repot your new Salvia divinorum plants.

When you get your new plants from me they will be in a 3 in. square pot and will be suffering from the condition known as 'being root bound'. Being root bound is an advantage during shipping but after you receive these plants you will want to carefully repot them in a larger pot to maintain their health and stimulate wild growth.  

You should wait at least 1 week after you receive your plants from me before you repot them. Give them time to fully recover from being folded up into a tiny box before you give them a new home.

You'll need an 8 inch to 12 inch pot that cost 88¢ or $2.97, or at most a 15 inch pot for $4.97 (purchased at one of the big box stores).  You'll also need river gravel and some potting soil with good drainage.  I also recommend you have handy a bamboo tomato tie up stake, and some of the vinyl non-adhesive gardeners tape (grafting tape), to tie the plant to after repotting.  Also get three or four nice bricks to set underneath the pot and raise it up off the ground. 


Make sure it'll fit in there! Leave an inch or two clearance below the rim to fill with water: do not put the plant and new dirt level flush with the pots rim. If you did the water would just run off and not soak in to the soil.

I wish you blessed and happy gardening.

If you got your plants from me they will have a series of codes printed on its rooting/shipping pot. I encourage you to mark or label the top code from the original pot (that plant's unique registry/sequence code) onto the new pot before repotting the plant. Every plant that is a clone of my proven self-fertile Salvia divinorum tree has had it's vital information recorded, and a serial code assigned to it, when it's parent plant donates the cutting. (8 digits for date code [as yyyymmdd] and 4 digits for the exact minute [Pacific time: in 24 hr. format] of 'birth': the code in the lower left is the sequence code of the donor plant*).  

If you wish to propagate or sell 'self-fertile clones' of Salvia yourself, at some time in the future, with that top code you can trace your plants genetic lineage back to my original seed-bearing plant. It's sort of a pedigree of her "family tree", as it were. Your plants will grow just as fast without that code on their new pot. And the birthplace is San Diego, CA. if you wish to cast an astrological chart for the plant.

Registering the plants I love, as they are born, is my own idea. And you can tell from the very careful way they were packed that I do care what happens to them after they leave my hands. Not one plant has been smashed while shipping them "Express Mail": once in a while a leaf gets crumpled or falls off but never have they arrived broken!

 * Most of you got a donor/parent code of C3 on your pots. C3 (seen on the right side of the photo here) later took the name Calvin.  Six feet tall in 2 years of growing.

5 of my giant Salvia Divinorum trees: Calvin is the plant on the right. Healthy cuttings start with healthy parent stock!

Back to the main Tutorial page

Visitor Number: