Plant Care Candelabra Bush

Candelabra Bush

About Candelabra Bush

Candelabra Bush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Candelabra Bush likes soil that is well draining.

Candelabra Bush belongs to the Senna genus, and is native to Northern South America and Central America.


Senna alata

Also known as

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

How to care for Candelabra Bush


How often to water your Candelabra Bush

Water needs for Candelabra Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Candelabra Bush 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 Candelabra Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Candelabra Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candelabra Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Candelabra Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Candelabra Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Candelabra Bush

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Candelabra Bush

Candelabra Bush

Candelabra Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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