Cast Iron Plant Care Guide

Last Updated: June 10, 2022

Basic Cast Iron Plant Care

The Cast Iron Plant is a fantastic, glossy houseplant that gives a real tropical feel to your space. On top of all of this, they’re also pretty simple to care for and can take a good variety of conditions without issues.


Low Light

I prefer a shady spot as too much sunlight will damage my leaves.


Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.


High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

They're super easy to keep

The great thing about Cast Iron Plants is that it’s one of the easiest plants to keep. They can deal with a huge range of environments with no issues.

Cast Iron Plant lighting needs

The Aspidistra is one of the least fussy houseplants when it comes to lighting conditions. They’re more than happy with a shady spot, just keep them out of bright direct light.

Keeping the leaves lush and green

To make sure that the leaves stay lush and healthy, make sure to keep the humidity a little higher. To make it easy just spray the leaves down with a misting bottle every few days.

Cast Iron Plant watering

As with lighting requirements, the Aspidistra is really not fussy. Make sure that your pot isn’t holding in excess moisture to avoid root rot, but don’t worry about missing the odd watering.

Keeping the leaves clean

Just like any other plant with larger leaves, the Cast Iron plant will definitely appreciate having its leaves dusted off once in a while. This will just allow it to ‘breathe’ a little better.


Cast Iron Plant FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Cast Iron Plant.


Common Problems with your Cast Iron Plant

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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