Plant Care Senna Alata
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Senna Alata

Also known as

Emperor's candlesticks, Emperor's candlesticks, 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 Senna Alata

Water

How often to water your Senna Alata

Water needs for Senna Alata
0.5 cups
every 9

Senna Alata 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 Senna Alata

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.

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Finding light for Emperor's candlesticks in your home

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

Senna Alata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Senna Alata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Senna Alata

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Senna Alata

Senna Alata

Senna Alata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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