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Cast Iron Plant Care

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About Cast Iron Plant

A magnificent plant with a stunning leaf structure, the Large Cast Iron is adored for its arching, glossy green leaves that instantly brighten any space. Potted in a premium quality self-watering pot with a soft matte finish, this exquisite plant can grow up to 3 feet tall indoors, and its leaves can reach up to 2 feet long.

Other common names

  • Aspidistra elatior
  • bar-room plant

How Often Should I Water My Cast Iron Plant

With easyplant, watering your Cast Iron Plant is simple. Make sure to fill the easyplant reservoir once a month and you’re all set!
Water every 1 Month

Cast Iron Plant Light Needs

The Cast Iron plant grows best in a space with bright indirect light, where the sun rays are diffused. It can also adapt to spaces with medium to low light, and even with no natural light source. Avoid placing it in spaces with direct sunlight.
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Cast Iron Plant Plant Care

To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month. You may prune the stems and flowers when they dry up to assist the new growth.

How Big Do Cast Iron Plant Plants Grow?

The Cast Iron plant got its name for its ability to survive significant neglect and growing conditions that few other plants could handle, such as very low light. It grows fairly slowly, and the plant’s arching, lance-shaped leaves can reach up to 2 feet long and 4 inches wide. Outdoors, the Cast Iron has been known to produce small cream and purple flowers near its base, but it usually does not blossom indoors.

Temperature & Humidity

Cast Iron plants prefer temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (15°C - 24°C) and a moderate level of humidity. Regular room humidity should be just fine. Be sure not to let temperatures reach below 50°F (10°C) as they will have a hard time growing in those conditions.

Are Cast Iron Plant Toxic for Pets & Kids?

It should come as a major relief for plant lovers and parents that the Cast Iron is not considered toxic to pets or children. As with all plants, it’s important to remain cautious when dealing with plants as touching and ingesting them can still cause certain reactions.

Troubleshooting Common Problems with Cast Iron Plant

As long as they’re grown in their preferred conditions, Cast Iron plants have very few problems. That being said, if you notice your leaves turning brown, it may be the result of too much sunlight. Check your Cast Iron throughout the day to ensure direct sun is never hitting it, and relocate it if necessary. Additionally, low temperatures can also cause this browning, so if the indoor space is getting too chilly, be sure to find your plant a warmer spot.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cast Iron Plant Plant

  • Do cast iron plants need sun?
    Open Do cast iron plants need sun?

    Cast Iron Plants prefer bright, indirect light where the sun's rays are diffused. They can adapt well to medium to low light conditions and even thrive without a natural light source, making them suitable for indoor environments where natural sunlight is limited. However, they should not be placed in direct sunlight as it can harm the plant.

  • Is cast iron plant a slow grower?
    Open Is cast iron plant a slow grower?

    Yes, the Cast Iron Plant is a slow-growing plant. It's appreciated for its ability to thrive under minimal care, even in low-light conditions, making it a perfect plant for spaces that don't receive a lot of natural sunlight. Despite its slow growth, it's a durable and resilient plant that can last for many years with proper care.

  • What does a cast iron plant do?
    Open What does a cast iron plant do?

    The Cast Iron Plant is renowned for its resilience and low maintenance needs, making it an excellent choice for indoor environments. It's known for its ability to survive in less-than-ideal lighting conditions where other plants might struggle. This hardy plant adds a touch of greenery to any space with its glossy, dark green leaves, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home or office.