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.

Taxonomy

Senna occidentalis
Senna
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

Coffee Senna

How to care for Arsenic Bean

Water

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 Madison, Wisconsin.

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
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 Arsenic Bean in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

26% Very Low

Growing Arsenic Bean in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Arsenic Bean in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Arsenic Bean in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 47.7% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 47.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Arsenic Bean in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 1st, 2023

This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Arsenic Bean does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Arsenic Bean

Nutrient needs for plant Arsenic Bean in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Madison is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Arsenic Bean

Arsenic Bean

Arsenic Bean


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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