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How to care for a Aspidistra | Cast Iron plantThe Cast Iron Plant, a.k.a. the Aspidistra is an impressively tough plant that is super hard to kill! Even if you take a vacation for a while and accidentally leave him in a dark spot with no water - when you get back he’ll be just fine.
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- Low to Moderate
- Every 3-4 years
- Anything but direct sunlight
- Every 2-3 months
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Cast Iron plants are native to China and Vietnam.
Cast iron plants are great air purifiers.
Cast Iron plants are non-toxic to people and animals.
Cast Iron plants are fine with irregular watering, so don't fret too hard! Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Cast Iron plants can handle pretty much any lighting conditions except for direct sunlight.
Feed your Cast Iron plant with diluted liquid fertilizer every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer).
Cast Iron plants do not like to have their roots disturbed, so repotting should only be done when necessary. Younger plants can be repotted once a year, but mature plants only need to be repotted every 3-4 years.
It is rare, but occasionally, Cast Iron plants grown as houseplants will flower. The flowers emerge at ground level because they are pollinated by slugs, snails, and amphipods (in their natural habitat).
Cast Iron plants can be susceptible to common houseplant pests such as spider mites.