Commonly known as the African sage bush or wild sage, is a species of Buddleja native to southern Africa.
Leaves: The leaves are gray-green, lance-shaped, and somewhat wrinkled. They have a silvery appearance, giving the plant a distinctive look.
Flowers: The flowers are small and tubular, typically lavender to lilac in color. They are arranged in dense clusters at the ends of the branches.
Ornamental: Buddleja salviifolia is often grown for its ornamental value. The silvery leaves and attractive flowers make it a popular choice in gardens and landscapes.
Wildlife Attraction: Like many Buddleja species, B. salviifolia is known for attracting butterflies and other pollinators. The flowers provide nectar, making it a welcome addition to gardens that aim to support biodiversity.
Traditional Uses: In some traditional practices, extracts from Buddleja salviifolia have been used for their potential medicinal properties, including treating ailments like coughs and colds.
Soil: Well-drained soil is preferable. It can tolerate various soil types.
Watering: Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant. However, regular watering during dry periods can promote healthier growth.
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade. It tends to bloom more profusely in full sun.
Hardiness: It is well-suited to warm temperate to subtropical climates.
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