Plant Care Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Also known as

lacy tansyaster, spiny goldenweed, lacy tansy-aster, cut-leaved ironplant, spiny goldenaster and spiny ironplant


Xanthisma spinulosum

How to care for Cut-Leaf Ironplant


How often to water your Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Water needs for Cut-Leaf Ironplant
0.5 cups
every 9

Cut-Leaf Ironplant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cut-Leaf Ironplant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cut-Leaf Ironplant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cut-Leaf Ironplant 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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How to fertilize Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cut-Leaf Ironplant: 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 Cut-Leaf Ironplant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Cut-Leaf Ironplant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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