Recently planted Coleus Blumei seeds from two different sources, I've separated them by made-up strain names, Aztec and Mutant. Germination was quick taking a few days to pop up, lighting is indirect so some colour loss is expected.
A couple of weeks in and they are already showing their differences in pattern and colour, the Aztec strain developed it almost immediately after the first true set of leaves appeared, whereas the mutant strain took a fair while longer.
Snapshots will be taken at approximately 2 weeks apart,
Aztec Strain, Coleus Blumei
Mutant Strain, Coleus Blumei
I will be posting an image every 2 weeks or so to capture the growth of this Salvia Apiana/White Sage plant. At about 6 weeks in Actually soon after germination, when rubbing the leaves and smelling the fingertip, there is a strong scent very similar to 'Sage' (Salvia Officinalis) yet much stronger.
Soil mixture consists of propagation sand and premium potting mix at about a 40:60 sand/soil ratio. Watering frequently but letting the soil dry out every now and then seems to work quite well.
The plant is tolerant of heat and full sun, yet seems to do quite well in part shade also, develops a white powdery look to the leaves as it ages.
White Sage, Salvia Apiana