Chia (Mexican Chia)
Safe to Feed
- Common Name: Chia (Mexican Chia)
- Latin Name: Salvia hispanica
- Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae
The young sprouts of Chia are perfectly safe for tortoises, but do not feed parts of the plants containing the seeds, as they are high in protein and phosphorous.
The flowers of Chia are usually lilac but can also be found in purple, blue and white.