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Candlestick Bush    

Cassia alata

Candlestick Bush is a plant which belongs to the Cassia genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (alata) means 'winged'.Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Electric yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (web) colour. A type of flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Candlestick Bush normally grows to a bush-like habit. Candlestick Bush is a great plant to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden. are some of the most popular varieties of Candlestick Bush for home gardeners to grow.

Candlestick Bush is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Candlestick Bush

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

Candlestick Bush likes a position of full sun / partial sun. Zone 10 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as Candlestick Bush is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Candlestick Bush is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips.

Growing Candlestick Bush from seed

Transplanting Candlestick Bush

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Candlestick Bush is a half hardy plant.

Companion plants for Candlestick Bush

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Candlestick Bush so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Candlestick Bush

These plants will not grow well with Candlestick Bush so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Candlestick Bush problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Candlestick Bush plants:

Candlestick Bush Etymology

Alata is Latin for “wings” or “having wings”.1

Other names for Candlestick Bush

Christmas candle, Candelabra Bush, Ringworm Tree

Senna alata

Candlestick Bush care instructions

How long does Candlestick Bush take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Candlestick Bush

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