Plant Care Christmas Candles

Christmas Candles

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Senna alata
Senna
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Christmas Candles

Water

How often to water your Christmas Candles

Water needs for Christmas Candles
0.5 cups
every 9

Christmas Candles needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Christmas Candles

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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 Christmas Candles in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Christmas Candles in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Christmas Candles in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 2nd, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candles in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will decrease by 35.1% ☀️

October 3rd, 2022

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 35.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candles in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 2.1 hours 📉

October 3rd, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Candelabra Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Christmas Candles: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Christmas Candles love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Christmas Candles thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Christmas Candles

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

When to repot Christmas Candles

Nutrient needs for plant Christmas Candles in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 3rd, 2022

The growing potential in Madison is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
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Toxicity
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Christmas Candles

Christmas Candles

Christmas Candles


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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