How to Grow and Care for the Cast-Iron Plant - The Cast Iron plant is part of a hard-to-kill houseplant. This houseplant can survive neglect and growing condition. Have features arching, lance-shaped, deep green, and glossy leaves. And here you can find information on How to Grow and Care for the Cast-Iron Plant. Check it out!

General specification


Native to Asia, Cast Iron Plant has the botanical name Aspidistra elatior that part of the Asparagaceae family. This perennial houseplant can grow around 2 feet long and 4 inches wide. They will bloom the flower during spring and summer and have white or purple flowers.

Care the Cast Iron Plant


About caring for this houseplant, you can put them in a shady area and avoid direct sunlight. It can burn and bleach the leaves. Cast Iron Plants prefer organic-rich soil with a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH. Or plant them in the soil as long as have good drainage. 

Although this houseplant is drought tolerant, water them regularly to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Don't forget to fertilize them monthly during spring and summer. And not doing it in fall or winter. Make sure to keep this plant in an area with a temperature between 60 and 75 degrees F.



Use division to propagate Cast Iron Plants. Take a piece of rhizome that is located underground stem and includes at least 2 leaves. Then, plant in soil that is lightly moist and has good drainage. Keep the new plant warm, but avoid direct light. 

If you find new shoots develop, it means that your new Cast Iron Plant has developed the root system and its hardiness.

Potting and repotting


Like other houseplants, if you see the roots or the part of Cast Iron Plants outgrowing from a container, you must be repotting them. This way must be used to keep your houseplant's growth and keep its appearance. 

The issues


Cast Iron Plants also have problems with pests or diseases. They can be slightly susceptible, like an attack from mites and scale. Keep the foliage by rinsing from the pests and controlling a minor infestation. But, if this houseplant has more severe infestations, consider an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.

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