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Cassia is part of the Senna genus and its scientific name is Senna spectabilis. The spectabilis part of this plant's botanical name means 'spectacular'.

It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate.

Normally grows with a shrub-like habit.

Try planting Cassia if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

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

How to grow Cassia

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

Growing Cassia from seed

Transplanting Cassia

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Cassia Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin spectabilis meaning “spectacular”

Other names for Cassia

Casia amarilla

Senna spectabilis (DC.) Irwin & Barneby var. excelsa (Schrad.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby


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