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Also known as
Ocotillo, Ocotillo, Coachwhip, Slimwood, Desert coral, Jacob's staff, Jacob cactus and Vine cactus
How to care for Candlewood
Candlewood 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.
Candlewood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Candlewood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Candlewood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.