Plant Care Candle Plant

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 located in Miami, Florida.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Candle Plant in Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

61% Medium

Growing Candle Plant in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Candle Plant in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Candle Plant in Miami, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.3% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Miami is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to decrease by 18.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Candle Plant in Miami, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Miami is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of daylig…

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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..️

Miami, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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 your location in Miami, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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