Cast Iron Plant
4.8 out of 5 (40 experiences)
About Cast Iron Plant
Cast Iron Plant is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 750 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Cast Iron Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Cast Iron Plant belongs to the aspidistra genus, and is native to China and Japan.
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How to care for Cast Iron Plant
Cast Iron Plant 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.
Cast Iron Plant 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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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 Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
So tough and hard to damage I suspect it might be fake! Just kidding, but no really this plant has the slowest metabolism. The leaves hardly move with the light, the plant hardly grows.
It’s a great looking plant, it adds beautiful foliage to any room. Just not at all exciting for the growth enthusiasts.
*This plant sits on the floor of my dining room, about 4' away from a east-facing window.*
Do you want an amazing plant but you're afraid you'll kill it? Do you know someone who is longing to turn their home or office into a magnificent jungle, but they are doubting their abilities?
Look no further: THIS IS THE PLANT TO GET. It was relatively inexpensive for its size and it forgives and forgives. It is okay in low-light situations. An before Greg, I might have forgotten to water this big, ole plant and it forgave me. I have three rough-and-tumble boys who like to go exploring in the jungle and it forgives them.
I have no idea how it happened, but at one brief time in its history, IT BLOOMED, but I haven't seen that again. I bet once my household settles down, it'll be ready to bloom again!