About Candlestick Plants
Want a showy, unique plant? Choose a Candlestick Plant, named for it’s bright yellow, upright flowers that look like candles. Clusters of 5 to 7 blooms are located at the ends of the branches and the large green leaves fold up at night upping its quirkiness quotient.
These are not small plants so be prepared for this fast-growing tropical shrub to quickly reach 4-6’ tall. They enjoy full sun and are a tough, drought-tolerant plant that requires well-drained soil.
It is a host plant to butterflies and will bring several species to your yard. Look for green or yellow butterfly larvae on flowers, leaves, and stems. Not usually hardy in our zone except in rare circumstances, it produces seeds that can be harvested in the fall and planted in the spring.