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.

Taxonomy

Senna covesii
Senna
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

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

How to care for Desert Senna

Water

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 Charlotte, North Carolina.

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
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 Desert Senna in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

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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 Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Desert Senna does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

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Care Summary for Desert Senna

Desert Senna


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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