Cast Iron Plant




Additional Information


Aspidistra elatior.


Origin:

China and Japan


Common Names:

Cast Iron Plant, Bar-Room Plant


Size:

Up to 70cm (h) x 70cm (w)

Growth Habit:

Clumping habit, perfect plant to fill a corner without much height. Width increases with age. Tough indoor plant, appropriately named 'Cast Iron Plant.'

Position:

Indoors in shady to filtered light position. No direct sun rays on the leaves as sunlight is too strong and will scorch many indoor plants. Tolerates quite cool conditions. Keep away from direct air flow from a heating or cooling vent.


General Care and Maintenance:

  • Indoor plant but can also be grown outdoors in a shady position in Melbourne.
  • Watering: Water regularly in spring, summer and autumn (during warm weather) but allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. This is best checked by scratching the top 2 cm of soil back with your finger. Water sparingly through winter. If you keep your home cool over summer, adjust watering accordingly.
  • Fertilising: Use slow release fertiliser (this is already present in all good potting mixes) however it will need to be topped up every 3 - 6 months (depending on the brand and application rates). In warm weather, apply a liquid fertiliser such as 'Powerfeed' every 1-2 weeks.
  • When repotting, use a good quality potting mix such as 'The Greenery Potting Mix' available in bags in store.
  • Remove dead or damaged foliage to keep plant looking its best.



Design Tips:

Great corner filler. Goes well with contemporary, minimalist interior designs.






 


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