Plant Care Desert Senna

Desert Senna

About Desert Senna

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

Desert Senna likes soil that is well draining.


Senna covesii

Also known as

desert senna, Coues' senna, rattleweed, rattlebox, dais and cove senna

How to care for Desert Senna


How often to water your Desert Senna

Water needs for Desert Senna
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert 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 Baltimore, Maryland.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Desert Senna in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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Finding light for Desert Senna in your home

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

Desert 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Desert Senna does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Desert Senna

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desert Senna

Desert Senna

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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