Sage Issues - Need Help!

About a month ago i bought a young sage from a garden centre. When the plant arrived it had aphids, damaged leaves and what looked like nutrient burn.

I got rid of the aphids and started cutting away the bad leaves and the problem seemed to slow down. Eventually however all the leaves started curling under like one of thise annoying party whistles. Ive tried googling and watching videos on common problems but just cant seem to find whats wrong.

Eventually I cut away all but one stem on the plant (so it still had leaves) in hopes new ones would grow healthy. It seens its kinda worked, but some of the leaves still curl. Any help woukd really be appreciated.


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295
    My sage dies back in the winter. 
    What are you growing it in and where is it situated?
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens



  • alex.king15alex.king15 Posts: 10
    My sage dies back in the winter. 
    What are you growing it in and where is it situated?
    its grown in compost with a little sand, and is sat by a diagonal window (but not directly in sunlight) the room is warmish since its a bedroom. ty!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295
    It’s not really the sort of plant that is happy indoors ... and as I said it stops growing in the winter anyway. 
    Do you have a sheltered spot outside where it could live?
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens



  • alex.king15alex.king15 Posts: 10
    Not during winter no (its too small it would get eaten alive by the weather). I was told by many different people and websites that sage grew fine indoors since it likes indirect sun.  :)
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,246
    I don't think it's doing well indoors, not enough light. In its natural habitat it gets plenty of sun
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295
    I’d rig up some sort of coldframe for it outside. 
    I always overwinter sage cuttings on the terrace against the house wall. They may die down but always survive and reappear and grow on well. 
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens



  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,142
    Sage is a Mediterranean wildflower/sub shrub.  It likes lots of sun and doesn't like being cold or damp.   Even here in the Vendée mine get bedraggled out in the herb patch.

    Your compost looks a bit fibrous and spongey.   I would suggest re-potting yours in some John Innes no 2 or 3 compost mixed with some fine grit then give the pot a soak till no more air bubbles appear and then let it drain.    After that it needs to go outside in full sun but with protection from frosts.   If that's not possible, give it the sunniest position you can but away from direct heat such as radiators.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 18,440
    Despite what "many different people and websites" say: I too say it shouldn't be inside all winter.
    Your plant, your choice.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 10,708
    Cold wet and windy here but sage lives outside, been there for years, I cut it back in the Spring and up it comes again.
    If ‘many people and websites ‘ said it’s OK as a house plant then go ahead and keep it in. You seem to have made up your mind anyway.

    Its the easiest thing to grow so you can always sow some seeds next year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
    Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295
    Ours are all outside and are perfectly healthy.

    Yours is indoors and you’re worried enough about it to spend time googling and asking for help with it on gardening forums.

    Think our point is proved. 
     :) 

    Good luck anyway. 


    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens



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