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Offline roach

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Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:39:39 AM »
Day 1:

I Setup a Versagrow 10 pot hydroponic drip system and added 1 sickly looking Salvia divinorum cutting. Water Ph is 6.0 and next watering it will be taken up to 6.5.  I also have an air pump to oxygenate the water. Light setup is a dimmable (1000w, 600w, 400w) digital MH/HPS ballast set at 400w and running a MH bulb. Temperature 26.3C and humidity 53%.
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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 10:27:13 AM »
is 400 watts not too bright for diviners sage?  that plant likes pretty low light intensity.  a few hours of direct morning sunlight and then shade the rest of the day seem to produce the best results.  how far away is your light?  it will be interesting to see how it responds to growing hydroponically.  it's too bad that plant got such a bad name from people using it wrong.  from what i've read, it can be an incredibly introspective meditative aid for some people.  and it's great in salads! 
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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 10:09:20 AM »
My plant died. It was sick before adding it to the hydro unit. Going to take more cuttings and try again.  The 400w light is over my cactus garden and the salvia was on the outside of this area.


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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 12:54:58 PM »
hope the next ones work out!  this one's having a rough time adjusting.

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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 01:00:22 PM »
What's your setup like?

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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »
this particular specimen was just brought in from outside a week ago.  he and his siblings grew under a grape trellis and thrived throughout the season.  they received approx three hours morning sunlight, afternoon shade and dappled light into the evening. they will overwinter in a few areas all with natural light.  maintaining humidity will be the greatest challenge. 

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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 03:55:33 PM »
I must confess that growing Salvia divinorum hydroponically has never occurred to me as something I wished to try seriously. Perhaps because, the few times I've grown this type of specimen I've lived in areas where I could grow it outside year round without much fuss or worry. This plant is incredibly potent when used ceremonially and in the correct manner and it is shame that it has garnered so much negative publicity. This is definitely not a plant that lends itself to the recreational user. I'm wondering however if different cultivars or strains of Salvia would be more suited to hydroponics than others. I mention this as I have grown Brugmansia hydroponically years ago as an experiment and I found that many were very prone to rotting in water, while others grew roots easily in water and flourished. Of course, it may very well be that there were some other unaccounted variables for my failures. I saw a picture somewhere of Astrophytum being grown hydroponically. I believe some of the secrets were to cut the roots off that were soil grown, let callous, and then allow only hydroponic roots to form. I've not ever tried that method either with cacti, nor do I have anymore practical information on it, but my biggest fears would be that rot would set in or the cacti would grow too fast and split. Aside from an interesting experiment... I think grafting to get cacti to size faster for blooms is much more up my ally.
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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 09:53:18 PM »
my understanding is that their are only a few cultivars of salvia divinorum due to the near impossibility of growing one from seed.  but i guess that doesn't mean there couldn't be a genetic misprint some where along the line leading to one being less susceptible to disease. 

you are sure correct about the negative publicity.  the danger of the actual plant is nil.  you could literally eat salads of the stuff and have no effect other than it might help your digestive system.  the danger is only after someone goes to the trouble of gathering up a large amount of leaf, performing an somewhat dangerous extraction and then smoking it.  the people jumping out of windows from 90x extracts on youtube are not the same people sitting by the riverbank while staring into infinity extinguishing their egos with a fresh leaf quid.  i wouldn't recommend either.  nevertheless the plant and its historical relationship with humans is beautiful.

 

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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 11:06:00 PM »
That is just it though, even water is dangerous when too much is imbibed too quickly. It all boils down to concentration, duration, and method of intake. As for not recommending it... I'd have to agree that it is not for the feint of heart. I think that for the most part, if your not trying to seek some deep inner meaning or new way of perceiving reality then these substances are best left alone.
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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 12:18:57 AM »
im·bibe
imˈbīb/Submit
verbformalhumorous
past tense: imbibed; past participle: imbibed
drink (alcohol).
"they were imbibing far too many pitchers of beer"
synonyms:   drink, consume, quaff, guzzle, gulp (down); More
absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
"she had imbibed the gospel of modernism from Kandinsky"
synonyms:   assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, drink in, digest, learn, acquire, grasp, pick up, familiarize oneself with
"imbibing local history"

there ya go 'imbibe' i'll try to use that this weekend. 

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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 12:19:17 AM »
im·bibe
imˈbīb/Submit
verbformalhumorous
past tense: imbibed; past participle: imbibed
drink (alcohol).
"they were imbibing far too many pitchers of beer"
synonyms:   drink, consume, quaff, guzzle, gulp (down); More
absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
"she had imbibed the gospel of modernism from Kandinsky"
synonyms:   assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, drink in, digest, learn, acquire, grasp, pick up, familiarize oneself with
"imbibing local history"

there ya go 'imbibe' i'll try to use that this weekend. 

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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2016, 07:26:37 PM »
Thus far, we have never been able to get Ska Maria to spread her toes into an aqueous solution.

She roots quickly and aggressively when we put her in earth, but she seems reticent to aquatic living.

If you still have that fancy system sitting empty, have you considered trying Psychotria or Tabernanthe?
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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 01:51:57 PM »
So... the real question is, what does the plant dislike about hydroponic setups... If it has something against hanging out in the open air, without soil to grab with its roots, then probably a drip system using coco coir or some other thick grow medium might yield interesting results.
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Re: Hydroponic Salvia divinorum grow
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 05:08:40 PM »
I have grown Sally in DIY NFT a couple of years. I run it around 350-550 ppm with nutes similar to vegetative state of hemp.
I think 100W actual power purple led for 60cmx60cm is slightly too much light.