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Milky Way Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

Get out of this world foliage with the Milky Way Cast Iron Plant with long, dense speckled leaves that are just as tough as its name suggests.

Growzone: 7-11

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Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra for Sale Online

The Milky Way Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) is a unique, easy-to-care plant with glossy dark green sword-shaped foliage that features cream speckles.

While they are often treated as indoor houseplants, they are also hardy above zone 8 and can be planted in the ground. Gardeners also love to use the Milky Way Cast Iron Plant as the "thriller" in container gardens.


Growing Zone: 7-11
Mature Height: 24 to 30 Inches
Mature Width: 24 to 30 Inches
Classification: House plant
Sunlight: Fluorescent light to full shade outdoors
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Foliage: Green
Soil Condition: Well draining
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Does well in low light conditions indoors or outside
This Plants Growzone: 7-11 Milky Way Cast Iron Plant Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Milky Way Cast Iron Plant

Before you buy a Milky Way Cast Iron Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What type of light do Cast Iron plants need?

What type of light do Cast Iron plants need?

Cast Iron Plants thrive in dim light situations; the perfect low light plant! Aspidistra will do just fine in bright indirect light. Harsh, direct sunlight may cause browning and sunburn of its leaves.

How often should I water my Milky Way Cast Iron Plant?

How often should I water my Milky Way Cast Iron Plant?

Cast Iron Plants like the soil to dry out almost completely between watering. Plants that are watered too often are likely to get root rot and die. Signs of overwatering are droopy or curling leaves.

How do I fertilize my Spotted Cast Iron Plant?

How do I fertilize my Spotted Cast Iron Plant?

Any all purpose fertilizer will work for Cast Iron Plants. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment and thrive there.

What is the best type of soil for my Milky Way Cast Iron Plant?

What is the best type of soil for my Milky Way Cast Iron Plant?

Cast Iron Plants prefer a well draining soil, and prefer to dry out between watering. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers. If planted out doors, do your best not to plant the tree in clay soils as they retain too much moisture.


Frequently Asked questions

Are Cast Iron Plants toxic to pets?

Can I plant my Milky Way Cast Iron Plant outdoors?

Are Aspidistra plants clean air plants?


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