Terms and Conditions: For horticultural use only, not intended for human consumption. Must be 18 or older to order. The buyer accepts all responsibility for purchase. Please be advised of laws in your area regarding the legality of Salvia Divinorum. Do not order if you live in a jurisdiction in which salvia divinorum is illegal. All orders from these states will be cancelled. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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Care of new Salvia divinorum plants: We recommend allowing plants to adjust gradually to new conditions, and you may need to mist or splash some water on the leaves. With salvia divinorum plants, we highly recommend use of a cover (a humidity dome, shopping bag, 2 liter bottle, milk jug, aquarium, etc.) and leaving them out of strong direct light, wind, and temperature for a period of time until they adjust. We recommend ventilation also, so that the plants don't have prolonged stagnant air which can promote mildew, by gradually allowing increasing amounts of fresh air to the plants. We don't recommend repotting until they are adjusted (may take 1 day to 2 weeks) as it may increase the shock of transportation, but that is up to your judgement as individual plants are unique. As some of the information in the guides below says, if you take salvia divinorum plants directly from the packaging into strong light and dry air it will likely begin withering, however it can adjust to a variety of conditions gradually.
How to grow Salvia divinorum plants: Growing Salvia divinorum plants is easy. Just keep them moist. They like high-humidity and it is a good idea to mist them a couple times a day for the first couple weeks after you get them. You can gradually begin to acclimate them to your home environment. Salvia divinorum plants are easy to grow as a house plant. They do well in a sunny window. Just make sure the soil stays damp. Your live Salvia divinorum plant will be a well-established, rooted clone. The biggest problem that people have growing live Salvia divinorum occurs within the first few weeks of obtaining the plant. Salvia divinorum plants don't like extreme changes in the environment. The ideal temperature range for a live salvia divinorum plant is about 15 - 27C (60 - 80F). Salvia plants will readily tolerate temperatures about 10C (18F) above and below this range but the plants tend to grow slowly outside of their ideal temperature range. Salvia divinorum plants prefer a fairly humid atmosphere. Salvia divinorum plants won't tolerate a lot of strong direct sunlight. On the other hand, they do not do well in deep shade either. Light shade and filtered sunlight are best. The stems of Salvia divinorum plants are not very strong. When the salvia divinorum plants get taller than about one meter, they tend to fall over if not given support. Sometimes the stems will break off, but usually they just bend over. When a bent-over stem makes contact with moist soil it will put out new roots at that point and eventually send up new stems from the new location. This is the main way that the plant spreads in the wild since it almost never produces viable seed. Many people find rooting Salvia divinorum cuttings to be extremely easy, simply placing one end of a cut stalk in a glass of water and leaving it for a couple of weeks. Others find their cuttings wilt and die, if they don't follow some more careful rooting technique. Rooting plants is generally something that is done indoors. It is preferable to use bottled, distilled water and a sterile cutting tool. A cutting with at least two "nodes" on it (where the new stems are produced as side-shoots) is placed into a glass of water, and the water is changed often enough to prevent rot. It is best to take the cutting just below a node. Within 10 to 14 days or so, small white roots start pushing out of the stem. When these roots have reached about a half-inch in length, the plant is potted in a rich, well-draining soil. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy. Cuttings from outdoor plants can be taken and grown indoors over the winter in harsh climates. Another way to increase the speed of bushing is to take cuttings with side branches, root them in water, and then plant them in soil with the side branches buried. One way to grow Salvia divinorum is to choose a place outdoors that is mostly shady, cool, and humid. While Salvia divinorum can be grown in hot sunny locations (once acclimated), it does not thrive in these situations. Using shade cloth can help in such situations. Soil for growing Salvia divinorum plants should be rich and drain well. If grown in containers, the largest container possible is the best choice, as Salvia divinorum plants like to have a lot of root room. In dry areas, an automated misting system that comes on for one minute every hour (during daylight hours), or at least two or three times per day, is one of the best ways to provide the humidity that Salvia divinorum plants love. A Salvia divinorum plant can grow quite tall, and may eventually need to be supported with stakes. Alternately, cuttings can be taken from the tops of the plants, the two side branches at the node below the cutting will become the new growing tips, and the plant will bush out. Salvia divinorum loves frequent foliar feedings with fish emulsion fertilizer; such feedings produce lush, large, dark-green leaves. Salvia divinorum plants like misting several times a day; keeping it in a humid location such as in a bathroom where a shower is frequently used can help. Some people use humidity tents, but the plant will become dependent on these environments, so they are not recommended. Misting frequently is adequate even in extremely dry locations.
Traditional Salvia Divinorum Use: Salvia divinorum is used as a sacred medicine by indigenous shamanic healers living in the mountainous Sierra Madre Oriental in the northeastern corner of the Mexican State of Oaxaca. In Spanish, these specialized healers are referred to as curanderos. In Mazatec, these people are called cho-ta-ci-ne ("one who knows"). Salvia divinorum is primarily used in situations where the curanderos feels it is necessary to travel into the supernatural world in order to discover the true cause of the patient's trouble. It is used in a ceremonial manner to induce a visionary trance state, within which it is possible determine the underlying cause of disease and to learn what steps should be taken to remedy such disease. It is also used in cases of theft or loss to determine the circumstances and whereabouts of missing objects. The leaves are always used fresh and are consumed orally; either by chewing the leaves or drinking an aqueous infusion of the crushed-leaf juices. Sometimes it is given to the patient, sometimes it is taken by the curandero and sometimes both take it together.