Plant Care Maryland senna

Maryland senna

About Maryland senna

Maryland senna 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.

Maryland senna likes soil that is well draining.

Maryland senna belongs to the senna genus, and is native to North America.


Senna marilandica

Also known as

Maryland wild senna

How to care for Maryland senna


How often to water your Maryland senna

Water needs for Maryland senna
0.5 cups
every 9

Maryland senna 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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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.

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Finding light for Maryland senna in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Maryland senna: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Maryland senna love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Maryland senna does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Maryland senna

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

Difficulty Level

Maryland senna 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 Maryland senna

Maryland senna

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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