Plant Care Arsenic Bean

Arsenic Bean

About Arsenic Bean

Arsenic Bean 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.

Arsenic Bean likes soil that is well draining.

Arsenic Bean belongs to the Senna genus, and is native to Tropical and Subtropical America.

⚠️ Arsenic Bean is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Senna occidentalis

Also known as

Coffee Senna

How to care for Arsenic Bean


How often to water your Arsenic Bean

Water needs for Arsenic Bean
0.5 cups
every 9

Arsenic Bean needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 Arsenic Bean

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.

Plant care guide for Arsenic Bean in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

55% Medium

Finding light for Arsenic Bean in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arsenic Bean: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Arsenic Bean love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Arsenic Bean does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Arsenic Bean

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Arsenic Bean

Arsenic Bean

Arsenic Bean

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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