For a long time, it was believed, salvia divinorum is propagated by cuttings and not by the seeds. This was because it does not produce viable seeds, but this was latter proven to be a bluff. The plant is able to produce seeds, although it is very hard to grow them into salvia plants because the seeds have a low survival and low germination rate. Since the seeds are very fragile, it is important to keep them viable for the longest time possible.
To be able to do this, the seeds must be kept in a sealed container. This container must always be kept dry. Also, refrigerating the seeds of this plant will significantly extend the viability of the seeds. When planting the seeds, it should be remembered that they should be planted two to three millimeters deep in a potting mix with high quality. This is approximately 0.08 to 0.1 inch. The manner of watering the seeds is very important, since you have to take extra caution so as not to dislodge the seeds. Usually, the tiny seeds are close to the surface of the soil, so watering should be done from the bottom.
As for the surface of the soil, you should make sure that it is kept moist, but not to the point that it becomes soggy with water. The first few weeks will require plenty of watering, but eventually you may only need to water at least twice a week. You will know if the seeds are viable when they start germinating in about two to four weeks. In general, the delicate seedlings grow slowly at first, so it is necessary to meticulously take care of them.
As the plants grow, they will become less fragile and stronger. The seeds can be grown in your flower garden or even indoors, as long as you patiently take care of your plants. When planting your seeds, make sure that you keep them ten to twenty inches apart from on another so that each plant will have a place to bloom fully. It is advisable to grow and propagate the plants so that new strains are able to be grown, especially since most saliva plants are propagated from cuttings and thus end up being clones of one another.
When you plant the seeds, make sure that you add fertilizer to your soil. As time goes by, you may only need to put fertilizer once a week. Your fertilizer once a week. Your fertilizer can either be organic or chemical. You can also use mulches for your plants, most of the time you do not have to worry much about pests destroying your plants. These plants are usually pest-free, but if ever you encounter a problem regarding this, you can make use of fungicide to treat your plants. Weeds should also be removed so that your plants sprouting from the seeds will grow properly.