Candlestick Cassia
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CANDLESTICK CASSIA or EMPEROR CASSIA   Cassia alata also known as Senna alata
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis sennae, Sleepy Orange Butterfly Eurema nicippe,
and Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis philea Host or Larval Food Plant

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Candlestick Cassia, Candlestick Senna, Emperor Cassia, Emperor Senna (Senna bicapsularis or Cassia alata)

Candlestick Cassia
Cassia alata
also known as Senna alata
Candlestick Cassia, Candlestick Senna, Emperor Cassia, Emperor Senna (Senna bicapsularis or Cassia alata)

Candlestick Cassia

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae)

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly
Phoebis sennae
Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis philea)

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

Bloom: Yellow

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.