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Candle Plant

Taxonomy

Senecio articulatus
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Candle Plant

Water

How often to water your Candle Plant

Water needs for Candle Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Candle Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Candle Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Candle Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candle Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Candle Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Candle Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Candle Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Candle Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Candle Plant

Candle Plant

Candle Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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