Cast Iron Plant
|Description||This plant is as tough as its name! Excellent for those difficult-to-fill areas in deep shade, spreading gently by underground stems. A nearly fuss-free, lush, leafy evergreen that will tolerate a range of growing conditions including heat, aridity and dry shade. An easy care houseplant for low-light situations.|
|Watering||Allow soil to dry between waterings.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant|
|Design Ideas||For a gardener with a brown thumb, this sturdy, long lasting plant can be used in areas where all else fails; it is always green, and can handle deep shade under deck stairs or along foundations that receive almost no sunlight.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Flax Lily (Dianella); Sarcococca (Sarcococca)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soil, sited in bright shade; tolerates deep shade well. In containers, use a high quality, organic potting mix. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer in spring.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly
100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.