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Salvia starting to flower?

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#Note from mod: S. divinorum is legal where centipede lives. Be sure to keep the discussion legal if it is not where you live. Thanks.#

(Sorry ballzac, I will remember to add a disclaimer next time I post about plants scheduled in Aus)

Hey all

These Salvia divinorum plants have been in the ground in this greenhouse for close to a year now.

Most of the new tips are a different shape and a purple colour. I can only hope these are flowers.

Kicking myself because I tipped half of them just before they started growing like this...

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Yeah that's a flower, although I am only going off what I've seen of Sally in pictures since I do not own one. Be sure to show us some pictures when it's in full bloom. By the way, is that Salvia outside? I would have thought that it would have hated the cool climate of the south island.

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Ah coooool :)

Will definitely be taking photos and pollinating if possible. Will have to get the other flowering Salvias in the garden IDd now.

Nope it's in a crappy plastic greenhouse. Nice and humid in there but it probably gets down to 5 degrees at night. How cold does it have to be for a sub to fruit in there?

Planted one outside sheltered under a Physalis species and it is growing. Slowly.

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Woah epic!

Would be cool if you got two to flower at the same time! Salvia Divinorum must be a short day plant then.

I will die a happy man if I ever get a salvia plant to flower.

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Any updates centipede?

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Very nice Halcyon Daze. I'm surprised your friend's plant doesn't have more purple to the tips.

They must live somewhere warm, PNG springs to mind for some reason..

Can you ask them how tall it is?

My shortest plant starting to flower is 3 feet, hadn't been tipped in about 6 months.

Not much to update on yet, they have grown, just painfully slowly.

Almost Solstice, hopefully they survive the cold weather and flower happily!

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It was 5 foot and in heavy shade, maybe a little morning sun.

It isn't that warm actually due to the altitude.

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awesome, i hope they set seed

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My sister in Kalifornia said they don't normally set seed? Would be interesting to see if it does and they were viable?

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cool! its supposed to be rare - you got a tropical climate?

I dunno if seed is a possibility

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it has been known for seeds to be set in this environment but whether all those seeds were viable is a different question.

GO centrifuge:)

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@mutant: definitely not tropical :P More like a nice micro climate amongst all the frost. Stuff like Brugmansia sanguinea, tamarillo doesn't do badly over winter here. It would seem like the flowering is down to the light levels? as I have seen a few friends plants in the Southern hemisphere flowering at the moment.

@ed, shot brother. there are some pics on the net somewhere showing how to pollinate. That dude from PNG got sprouts but they were slow if I remember, and I think it was pretty much growing wild where he was.

Will get some pics up in a day or two, really slow but it is pretty cold at the moment.

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:blush: heh

I still think they hate dry so I was fast to say tropical

I have to make another attempt with these plants sometime, but with their need for high humidity I am too bored to bother.

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so you are a 'high humidity snob' then...............i thought you were above the high humidity arguments mun. i thought you were cooler

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I've gave them a shot,... but they didnt like it here in the trops where I'm at. I thought it was too hot for them. SO it could have been the humidity. Interesting!!!

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Here are a few pics I took just now.

The flowering plants leaves have gone a lot paler than their non flowering sisters over the last month, I wonder if they need a feed.. The flash makes it more apparent.

Here is a new flower

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And a couple older ones

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so slow :wub:

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Congratulations man! :D

I knew you would get flowers soon.

<Salvia is legal for me too>

In terms of the light colour of the leaves. I'm wondering the same thing. I planted one into the garden, and it's leaves have gone extremely pale. I gave it a feed 2~ weeks ago, and it hasn't changed colour. It gets f-a- light, so maybe it's just light deficient. Another one I planted in the ground at my folks has gone great, and has been fine outside for the winter so far. It didn't even look like it had dropped leaves yet, but there could be a few frosts on the way that'll knock it back a bit. Just have to wait and see. :)

Also, in case you haven't already, might pay to read about Daniel Siebert and what he did with his flowers and seeds.

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