Information About Popcorn Cassia

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Popcorn Cassia Information: What Is Popcorn Cassia

By Liz Baessler

Popcorn cassia is said the both look and smell like popcorn. Growing popcorn cassia plants is easy and very rewarding. If you would like to learn more popcorn cassia information, click on the article that follows and see if you can try your hand at cultivating it too.

How to Trim Cassia

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Cassia or butterfly bush (Senna bicapsularis) can be trimmed to grow either as a tree or a shrubby bush. Pruning cassia is the key to frequent and abundant flowers. Because its wood is weak, cassia needs to be staked for added support to prevent it from falling. Cassia grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11.

Cut the plant's branches down to the ground after the first frost. The plant is a fast grower and will come back in time to produce flowers once temperatures start to rise in the early spring.

Remove enough of each branch to maintain the plant's shape and keep the branches from getting spindly and weak. Do this in May or June. This second trimming will ensure flowers into November, providing color when most other plants have stopped blooming for the winter.

Pinch off young growth from spring until early September to encourage the plant to branch off, allowing it to produce more flowers.

Q. Butterfly cassia

I grew some butterfly cassia from seeds. They are about 5 months old and are about 24 inches tall. They are very spindly with with little branches of 6-8 leaves. When will they be ready to ground plant? They don't seem to be branching out much. How long does it take for the plant to actually grow branches instead of just getting taller? I am having to stake the stalks because they are thin. I was actually just playing around to see if I could actually grow a few trees and now I have about 40 of these little guys (lol). I live in Florida. I will show you a couple pictures of my seedlings and a couple of Mt 1 year old trees. Thanks for your help.

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