Also known as
Candelabra Bush, Candelabra Bush, Candlestick tree, Candle bush, Candelabra bush, Christmas candles, Empress candle plant, Ringworm shrub and Candletree
How to care for Senna Alata
How often to water your Senna Alata
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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Candelabra Bush in your home
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 🏡.
How to fertilize Senna Alata
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.
Senna Alata is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Senna Alata prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Senna Alata requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Senna Alata does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Senna Alata will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Senna Alata can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Senna Alata
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.