Plant Care Cast Iron Milky Way

Cast Iron Milky Way

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Cast Iron Milky Way has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cast Iron Milky Way has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

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

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cast Iron Milky Way in your home 🏡.

🪴 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.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Cast Iron Milky Way prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Cast Iron Milky Way Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cast Iron Milky Way may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Cast Iron Milky Way Light Requirements →

Cast Iron Milky Way Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Cast Iron Milky Way doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Cast Iron Milky Way Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Cast Iron Milky Way does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Cast Iron Milky Way →


💩 Fertilizer

Cast Iron Milky Way grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Cast Iron Milky Way is native to Southeast Asia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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.

What other plant parents say

Cast Iron Milky Way has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Cast Iron Milky Way has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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01/25/2022

Very easy care plant that survives even low light environments.
Well draining potting mix. Let completely dry before watering.

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