CANDLESTICK CASSIA or EMPEROR CASSIA Cassia alata also known as Senna alata Cloudless Sulphur ButterflyPhoebis sennae, Sleepy Orange Butterfly Eurema nicippe, and Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis philea Host or Larval Food Plant
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Candlestick Cassia Cassia alata also known as Senna alata
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis sennae
Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis philea
Botanical Name: Cassia alata
Common Names: Candlestick Cassia
Plant type: Shrub, tree
Zone: 8a to 11
Light: Full sun
Size: From 6 to 30' tall
Water: Average water needs
Soil: Average garden soil
Propagation: Cuttings, seed
Note: Host plant for Sleepy Orange, Cloudless Sulphur, and Orange-barred Sulphur.
Note: All parts of plant are posionous.
Note: Can seed freely causing dozens of plants to grow like weeds.
Note: Caterpillars are green when they eat leaves. In the fall when the yellow flowers and flower buds appear, caterpillars which eat the blooms and buds will be yellow.