Plant Care Candlestick Tree

Candlestick Tree

Also known as

Candelabra Bush, Candelabra Bush, Candlestick tree, Candle bush, Candelabra bush, Christmas candles, Empress candle plant, Ringworm shrub and Candletree


Senna alata

How to care for Candlestick Tree


How often to water your Candlestick Tree

Water needs for Candlestick Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Candlestick Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Candlestick Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Candelabra Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candlestick Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Candlestick Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Candlestick Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Candlestick Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Candlestick Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Candlestick Tree: 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 Candlestick Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Candlestick Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Candlestick Tree

Candlestick Tree

Candlestick Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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