The Lamiaceae family includes the tiny, scented perennial plant known as salvia. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean and grows to a height of 20 to 40 cm. The leaves have a felt-like texture and are green with a tendency to yellow.
Sage is a flavorful herb that is often used in food preparation, mainly to season meat or fish. Additionally, it has relaxing, antibacterial, and digestive qualities. It is used to those who have excessive perspiration for this reason. Your plant may sometimes have white patches on it. Let’s go investigate it.
However, a disease that affects sage leaves is the cause of the white blotches.
Although fairly simple to cultivate, this plant is commonly afflicted by a condition known as white mal, powdery mildew, fog, or albugine.
This illness is brought on by an overgrowth of fungus called Ascomycetes, which are members of the Erip family. The virus spreads throughout the whole leaf over time.
Sage is impacted by white mal during certain periods of the year, particularly during the summer seasons when humidity levels are very high. Therefore, you might detect white patches on the leaves in the spring or summer.
It is not particularly hot while the fungus grows. The plant can possibly pass away if not addressed.
You need to take care of little things, but they’re crucial to preventing the sickness from appearing, in order to stop this fungus from spreading on your plant. Avoid overwatering the plant to prevent waterlogging.
Additionally, it’s important to encourage water stagnation and boost Sage’s natural defences using a horsetail or garlic decoction that can stop white sores. In order to ensure sufficient air circulation, you must finally plant the sage seedlings at the optimum distance.