Cast Iron Plant
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||as-pi-DIS-trah ee-LAY-tee-or|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Dry Shade|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Waterwise, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Lush Foliage for Dry Shade|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 11