Plant Care Bladder Senna

Bladder Senna

About Bladder Senna

This plant prefers full sun and tolerates a range of soil types. Flowers appear on the current season's growth. It is quite aggressive and is considered weedy in some areas.


Colutea arborescens

How to care for Bladder Senna


How often to water your Bladder Senna

Water needs for Bladder Senna
0.5 cups
every 9

Bladder Senna needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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 Bladder Senna

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Bladder Senna in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Growing Bladder Senna in Fort Worth right now

Light needs for plant Bladder Senna in Fort Worth, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 24th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Bladder Senna in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Fort Worth is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Bladder Senna in Fort Worth, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Bladder Senna in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bladder Senna: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bladder Senna 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 Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Bladder Senna does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Bladder Senna

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bladder Senna

Bladder Senna

Bladder Senna

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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