Diviner’s Sage

Salvia divinorum

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.

Water: Moist

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

Diviner’s Sage