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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Growing Christmas Candles in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Christmas Candles in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candles in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will decrease by 45.1% ☀️

December 2nd, 2022

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 45.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candles in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.9 hours 📉

November 30th, 2022

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 18.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Christmas Candles does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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 Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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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
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Growth Pattern
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 Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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