Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plant

Plants are desired and infamous for being fragile. They require constant care and love like an infant. However, have you heard of the cast iron plant? It is here to bust such myths.

Not everyone has the time to water plants and care for plants. Sometimes offices even have to hire caretakers for the plants. Sunlight is another problem for indoor plants in commercial spaces. Fluorescent lights closed blinds and air-conditioned rooms are the characteristics of a good workspace, not sunlight on the screen.

However, plants provide aesthetic appeal to such environments. They bring vitality to an otherwise inanimate atmosphere cluttered with furniture.

We bring to you the perfect solution, a Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior). It requires minimal care and brings greenery to your space. It has glossy green leaves and can bear fleshy cream flowers in the summer when grown outside.

The plant can grow up to 2-3 ft and the cast iron plant leaf can be around 4 inches wide. These plants are famous for staying alive for many years even when neglected.

Apart from the aesthetic appeal, the plant is also instrumental in enhancing the commercial environment. It improves the air quality by absorbing harmful chemicals providing your clients a healthier environment.

You can place this plant near the door, windows, vents, any shady area. Although it doesn’t bring the vibrancy like plants that bear colorful flowers, it serves as the perfect backdrop in a professional setting.

Cast Iron Plant Care

Light and Temperature Requirement – The plant should not be kept under direct sunlight. Or else, it can change the color of the leaves or burn them. However, it does need indirect sunlight to grow. So, place the plant in a shady area.

Soil Conditions – Any kind of soil is generally conducive to the growth of the plant. Ensure that the soil has good drainage. Organically which soil is slightly acidic to neutral is ideal.

Water Requirements – The plant does not need to be watered regularly. However, a moderate amount of soil moisture is ideal. To ensure that the soil is only slightly moist, let the plant dry out between waterings. Wet soil can lead to root rot.

Food requirements – The cast iron plant should be fed once a month with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer in spring. The growth rate of the plant is very slow. So, you only need to re-pot it once in two or three years.