Simple & Striking! Very popular during the victorian era and back in fashion now. Ian is one of the toughest gheezers around. He is the 'just get on with it' kind of guy. Neglect him in a dark corner where most plants will cry for attention, Ian will soldier through and be happy with the occasional bit of water.
Medium Height (including nursery pot) 60cm; pot diameter 15cm. (Fits a 16-21cm pot)
Big Height (including nursery pot) 100-110cm; pot diameter 21cm. (Fits a 20-23cm pot)
Health benefits- Air purifying
Pet safe- Pet and Baby safe
Lighting for your Cast Iron Plant
Ian will make do with any lighting conditions. If you really want to be kind to him he prefers shade over direct sunlight.
Watering your Cast Iron Plant
Allow most of the soil to dry out almost completely before watering Ian. If he is in a shady area this might take 2-3weeks to dry out. Make sure you use your finger to test how wet the soil is. Houseplant watering guide
Humidity for your Cast Iron Plant
Ian will tolerate normal room humidity.
What Fertiliser should I use for my Cast iron Plant
Fertiliser isn't needed but if you want to you can fertilise from March to August. Once every two months.
Repotting your Cast Iron Plant
When Ians roots start to come out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot, it is time to repot. This should be every other year in the spring but Ian will last 4-5 years without being repotted because he is a tough gheezer.
Cast Iron Plant Care problems
Ian really is the toughest houseplant on the market.
- Possible root rot if you do not let the soil dry out between watering.
- Older leaves can turn brown with too much direct sunlight.