The Mealycup sage can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.The Mealycup sage should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.
Generalities Mealycup sage
The Mealycup sage have a one or two year development cycle. The Mealycup sage is medium in size and 45 cm in height; in the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a bluepurple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal.
Fertilization Mealycup sage
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Watering Mealycup sage
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Mealycup sage
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Mealycup sage
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes - Mealycup sage
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.