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Candlestick Bush    

Cassia alata

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Candlestick Bush is a plant which belongs to the Cassia genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (alata) means 'winged'.

This perennial is commonly grown as an annual in cooler zones.

Candlestick Cassia or candlestick bush produces evergreen foliage and seasonal yellow flowers. This plant is low maintenance and can reach 5 feet tall or taller if allowed.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Electric yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (web)

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.

As Candlestick Bush is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Candlestick Bush have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Candlestick Bush

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

Candlestick cassia will reseed so you will have volunteers for next season. Collect seed pods before they mature if volunteers are not wanted.

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.

See our list of companion Plants for Candlestick Bush to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Candlestick Bush from seed

These seeds have a very hard seed coat. Aid germination by scratching with sandpaper. Alternatively, soak seeds and promptly remove and immediately sow all that begin to swell.

Transplanting Candlestick Bush

Once Candlestick cassia is about two inches tall it can be transplanted to a bigger container.

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

Seed Saving Candlestick Bush

Seed pods will be black and seeds will rattle inside pods when mature.

How long does Candlestick Bush take to grow?

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Candlestick Bush Etymology

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

Other names for Candlestick Bush

Christmas candle, Candelabra Bush, Ringworm Tree, Candlestick Cassia

Senna alata

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