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.

Taxonomy

Senna alata
Senna
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

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

How to care for Candelabra Bush

Water

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 located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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
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 Candelabra Bush in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

28% Very Low

Growing Candelabra Bush in Omaha right now

Light needs for plant Candelabra Bush in Omaha, Nebraska

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Candelabra Bush in Omaha, Nebraska

Sunlight will increase by 34.3% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Omaha is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Omaha is expected to increase by 34.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Candelabra Bush in Omaha, Nebraska

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Omaha is getting an average of 6.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of dayli…

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

Candelabra Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Candelabra Bush

Nutrient needs for plant Candelabra Bush in Omaha, Nebraska

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

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Omaha is 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 repot p…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Candelabra Bush

Candelabra Bush

Candelabra Bush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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