Plant Care Cast Iron Milky Way

Cast Iron Milky Way

Taxonomy

Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'
Aspidistra
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Cast Iron Milky Way

Water

How often to water your Cast Iron Milky Way

Water needs for Cast Iron Milky Way
0.5 cups
every 9

Cast Iron Milky Way needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cast Iron Milky Way

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Cast Iron Milky Way in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cast Iron Milky Way: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cast Iron Milky Way may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cast Iron Milky Way

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cast Iron Milky Way: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cast Iron Milky Way after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cast Iron Milky Way

Cast Iron Milky Way

Cast Iron Milky Way


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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