IAMSHAMAN PLANT SHIPPING SCHEDULE

By BODHI

IF YOU'VE ALREADY ORDERED

Cultivation Tips


Growing Salvia


Cultivation Tips

If you have already ordered plants, they will be shipped in the order they were received.  We are always overwhelmed with plant orders, and this year is no different.  We will see how the weather goes this year, we always want to be sure that the delicate plants (and especially Salvia) won't be frostbitten. 

If you get tired of waiting, we gladly offer refunds for plants; we have no shortage of orders, and someone else will be waiting in line.  Just ask us for details, and please contact us before contacting your credit card company directly to ask for a refund.  We have been shipping plants for several years, and offer complete help guides with your plants and are here, as usual, to answer any questions you may have about them.


IF YOU PLAN TO ORDER

IAmShaman has expanded so much in the past few years, that we have decided to devote our time to getting orders out same day, to keeping our customer service at the same high level it always has been, while continuing our quest to bring you the highest quality and widest variety of products from around the world.  We are working with indigenous tribes directly now for many of our products (CLICK HERE), and have decided to continue along this path, leaving plants to the experts.

Though we adore having our greenhouse and live plants, they require a great deal of time, energy, and work, so we have contracted TWO trusted growers for all of our Live plants:

1. Click this link for our Salvia Plants.  That is one of our partner websites, located in California where luckily, Salvia divinorum is still legal.  Our plants were so popular because they were weaned off of humidity tents and greenhouse-like conditions, and wanted to keep offering plants for this reason alone, but now that Salvia is illegal in Illinois and we know Lady Salvia will continue to propagate, we've teamed up with a grower we trust.  We were thrilled to have sent out over 2,500 plants over the past few years, so it's back to what we do best, including concentrating on the small, handmade batches of our renown Salvia extracts and tinctures, and maybe more Salvia plants once we get caught up.  If there are any growers who would like to wholesale  plants to us, let us know; we will buy 120 plants every 4 weeks from you to supplement our own. - Bodhi

2. For all other Live Plants, simply see our shopping cart category of the same name.  Please remember that plants can take 2 weeks to ship, and we now also ship year round.  You will be notified the moment your live plant ships as well, so patience is all that's required.  And, with everything else we offer at the shop, our plants come with a 100% Guarantee.  If they arrive dead or die within 2 weeks of being at your home, we replace them free of charge, no questions asked other than to see a photo of the dead plant!
 

SALVIA GROWING GUIDE - SALVIA CULTIVATION

This entire document is © IAmShaman and Bodhi.

UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. It is best to open the shipping boxes and unpack the individual plants inside a building, rather than outdoors, so that the new environment does not add to the shock of the journey. Do not open the package(s) in any kind of wind or draft; wind will dehydrate the plants almost immediately.

2. Do not expose the plants to any direct sunlight for a day or two, and then gradually increase their exposure, according to the requirement of specific plants. Salvia divinorum loves sunlight, but never direct sunlight.

3. Keep the plants extra moist and warm for the first few days as much as possible. Misting and wetting the plants as soon as they are unpacked is one of the best things you can do for your plants.

4. If the plant(s) show signs of wilting or exposure to their new environment, it may be necessary to create a temporary humidity tent or dome for them. This can be as simple as a plastic bag placed over the top of the plant, but make sure the plant can breathe. Within a few hours of a sealed environment, the plant will use all the available oxygen. There are many humidity tent designs on the web if you need. The simplest one is to cut the bottom off a 2 liter bottle and to place it over the plant.

5. DO NOT remove the soil or the plant from its original pot for 2-4 weeks! After, 2-4 weeks, place the entire plant into the medium of your choice. You can bury the stem up to the first set of viable leaf growth, and this will encourage the plant to be less spindly. (Salvia plants can be quite spindly little things, sometimes looking like palm trees!)

NOTE: The plants may experience some leaf drop, yellowing, some browning around the edges of the leaves, or an occasional broken leaf from the stresses of shipping. These injuries usually heal themselves, but if they don’t, please let us know. We can help with many questions and concerns. Since we use no commercial pesticides in the production of these plants, there may be an occasional hole in the leaf as well, but this is normal and expected, and assurance that we are all-organic!e have decided that we are not going to carry live plants any longer.  Though we adore having our greenhouse and live plants, they require a great deal of time, energy, and work.  IAmShaman has expanded so much in the past 2 years, that we have decided to devote all of our time to getting orders out same day, to keeping our customer service at the same high level it always has been, while continuing our quest to bring you the highest quality and widest variety of products from around the world.  We are working with indigenous tribes directly now for many of our products (CLICK HERE), and have decided to continue along this path, leaving plants to the experts.

Light

Salvia loves natural sunlight, but not direct sunlight, unless it is only for a couple of hours a day. (It’s amazing how this plants can thrive on a small amount of light.) Artificial light is not recommended, but many have had success with fluorescent lighting, partially because it is a very weak light source. We keep our plants in 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness.

Water

We water our plants when the leaves show signs of drooping. Salvia loves to be misted, but hates to have her roots drowned. Drier, sandier, soil is much better than tightly compacted soil. Over watering is a common cause of plants not surviving.

Soil

Drier, sandier, soil is much better than tightly compacted soil. We use a mixture of coconut and Perlite. No matter what you use, Perlite is highly encouraged as a component of your soil; it greatly helps with aeration...

Temperature

The plants need to be brought indoors over winter if the temperature drops below freezing. Yes, frost will kill your plants very quickly. Generally, a temperature between 65-80 degrees is ideal for your Sally’s, but cold nights are not a problem.

Propagation

Salvia divinorum rarely seeds, and when it produces seed, they are rarely viable. Salvia divinorum is almost exclusively propagated through cuttings. Cuttings are easy to turn into new plants; we place cuttings directly in soil after soaking the cutting in a rooting hormone. (Dip –n– Grow is our favorite.) Then, simply place it in a moist environment, away from direct sunlight in a corner of your home, and it will root in about 3 weeks...
 


We wish you well in your gardening experience; Lady Sally can be elusive when it comes to cultivating, but patience and attention will pay off in the end.  Remember to not OVER coddle your plants; Sally likes to be left in one place, one environment, with as little change as possible. Also, always use a WEAKER nutrient solution than any package instructs. We use Thrive Alive B1 exclusively, and use it at about ˝ of the recommended solution per gallon of water. - Bodhi

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