Salvias are plants that grow from seeds. They have been used since ancient times in medicine, divination, and other fields. Salvia species include: Salvinia (the plant), Salvia lutea L., Salvia viridis L., Salvia officinalis L., Salvia mexicana L., Salvinia molesta L., and S. glabra var. glabrum (the berry).

The most common way to propagate salvia seeds is through spores or cuttings. There are many different ways to do it.

Some people prefer to take cuttings from their own plants, while others like using sterile culture media. You can use either method, but only one will work best for your situation.

There are two main methods of propagating salvia seeds: vegetative propagation and sexual reproduction. These two methods differ greatly in terms of time required and cost involved.

Vegetative Propagation

In this method, the seedling is grown from its mother’s ovule. This means that the seedling grows directly from the egg cell of its mother.

The embryo develops inside the egg cell until it hatches into a tiny plant with no roots at all. Usually, this type of propagation takes months or even years to complete.

Usually, the roots and the stem are kept moist by putting them in a container of water. If you do this, be careful not to drown the tiny sproutling, as it is very susceptible to water-logging and drowning.

Sexual Reproduction

This method involves the crossing of two different salvia plants. It is usually done by a plant breeder who intends to create a new type of salvia with desired traits from both parent plants.

This method can take as short a time as a few weeks if both parent plants are within the same area, or it could take years if they have to be ordered from another state.

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This method is time-consuming and expensive, so most gardeners prefer the first method. The second method requires that you find a plant breeder who is familiar with salvia plants, which is not always an easy task.

For this reason, many people stick with the first method.

Breeding Salvia

Many gardeners prefer to create new types of plants by breeding them. There are two methods of breeding salvia plants that are commonly used: sexual and asexual.

Both of these methods can only be used on Salvia divinorum. The seeds of this plant will not grow unless they are exposed to both types of methods, so this method cannot be used with any other type of plant.

The first method of breeding is the sexual method. In this method, two parent plants are required.

These two parent plants must be different in some way (such as leaf shape or growth pattern). The breeder will then pollinate the flowers of each plant with the pollen of the other plant. This causes the female reproductive organs of each plant to develop seeds. Once these seeds are ripe, they are harvested for use on other plants.

The second method of breeding is the asexual method. In this method, only one parent plant is required.

The breeder will take a leaf from this plant and remove the edges of it with a sharp blade (such as a knife). He will then place the edge of the leaf in water and put it under a bright light source (such as sunlight or an electric light). The edges of the leaf contain adventitious roots, which can be used to grow new plants. The breeder will put the leaf in a bowl of water, with the base of the leaf touching the water. The edges of the leaf will develop tiny roots, which can then be separated from the original plant and used to grow new salvia plants.

Note that both of these methods take a lot of time and effort to work. It is not uncommon for several attempts to result in failure.

Also, these methods do not always produce perfect salvia plants. For this reason, many gardeners prefer to use the first method of breeding salvia plants.

History of Salvia divinorum

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Salvia divinorum is a plant that has been used by different cultures for centuries. It is known by several different names, including Diviner’s Sage, Salvia, Ska Pastora (in Mexico) and Seer Sage.

Its use in different cultures includes healing, divination, religious ceremonies, shamanic rituals and art. The psychoactive effects of the plant have been known for a long time, but scientific studies have only just recently confirmed what people have known for hundreds of years.

The earliest evidence of Salvia divinorum use comes from the Mazatec people, who live in Mexico. They have been using the plant in religious rituals for centuries.

Shamans (or ‘frailes’ as they are known) use the plant to initiate people into the religious order. It is used for healing purposes, and also to induce a trance-like state for divinatory purposes. Mazatec shamans often use a mixture of Salvia divinorum leaves and Datura metel seeds (Datura is a type of plant that is commonly known as a ‘magic’ plant) for this divination ritual. The salvialike plant Teonanactl was also used by the Aztecs, who are believed to have been the first people to use this herb.

It is commonly believed that Salvia divinorum was first brought to Europe in the 1800’s by the English Botanist Richard Spruce, and it soon became a favorite in psychiatric institutions.

Sources & references used in this article:

Effects of high temperature on lateral shoot growth of salvia and impatiens after pruning by H Higuchi, W Amaki, M Minami, S Suzuki – HortScience, 1987 – pascal-francis.inist.fr

Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-space, Easy-harvest Fruit Trees by A Ralph – 2015 – books.google.com

High temperature stress responses of Salvia splendens and Viola X wittrockiana by S Natarajan – 2005 – digitalcommons.lsu.edu

Day/night temperature affects growth and photosynthesis of cultivated Salvia taxa by J Whittlesey – 2014 – Timber Press

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