Salvia Divinorum Scotland ~ Plant Care
~ Initial FAQs
What strain are your Salvia divinorum plants?
There are (apparently) different ‘strains’ or clones of Salvia
divinorum. The ‘Hofmann & Wasson’ clone refers to plants relating to
the first specimens collected by R. Gordon Wasson in 1962. The so-called ‘Blosser/Palatable’
clone is a second type collected by Bret Blosser in 1991.
Word is that the H/W strain may be more potent, but the palatable strain
less bitter for chewing. You hear tell of other strains / clones too.
My plants were obtained originally (but not directly) from ‘Gnostic
Garden’. I have never been advised as to exactly what strain they are. I
strongly suspect that they are the H/W strain though, - as this seems to be
the more commonly available of the strains, plus the ‘palatable’ strain
was only discovered relatively recently.
Having said that, the other thing I have read and noticed is how adaptable
the plants are. This includes having the ability to ‘morph’, which, for
example, is very noticeable when the plant grows in differing levels of
A plant grown in high humidity will look different to a plant grown at
lower levels of humidity, the leaves will be a different shape. You can
witness for yourself how a plant 'morphs' if it is made to change from one environment to
another. I’ve seen this happen to mine as I slowly
weaned them off the high humidity that they were initially used to.
As well as the general appearance, I think other things like potency would
vary as much with the growing conditions of the plants as anything else.