A magical plant with reportedly psychoactive properties when its leaves are consumed by chewing, smoking, or as a tea. Mazatec shamans have a long and continuous tradition of religious use of Salvia divinorum to facilitate visionary states of consciousness during spiritual healing sessions. They see the plant as an incarnation of the Virgin Mary. This singular sage produces soaring spires of pale blue ghostly delicate flowers.
Hardiness: Frost Tender
Habit: An herbaceous perennial to 6'+ tall
Light: Shade, cannot tolerate even brief exposures to sun or the leaves will burn
Soil: Well-draining soil
Origin: Cloud forests in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico