Houseplants forum→Cast Iron Plant dying, I need your help!!

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pilicv
Jun 15, 2020 2:40 AM CST
Hi! I don't know much about plants but I like them a lot, so far I had no problems taking care of them but an aspidistra that I own has started to turn yellow and I don't know how to fix it.

About a month ago, a leaf started to turn yellow, asking around, someone told me that it was probably due to a leaf change and that it was nothing to worry about, after that, the leaf began to turn brown and now it's dead. The problem now is that the other leaves are also turning yellowish and I fear that the whole plant will end up dead, so I need advice to save it.

It is worth mentioning that I brought it home in September 2019 and so far it was (apparently) healthy, I water it once a week and it is near a window where only indirect light comes.

I read that the problem may be lack of nutrients or maybe a root problem but I am not sure , I would appreciate any advice you can give me, thank you so much!!


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ElPolloDiablo
Jun 15, 2020 4:32 AM CST
The Cast iron plant requires deep shade so move it away from that window. If you have a shady corner in your house, just put it there.

There's also perhaps a watering/drainage issue: plants don't like when the top half of their potting compound is dry and the bottom half damp and even less when little drainage allows the bottom of the pot to become damp.
Aspidistra gets its name from its ability to withstand neglect (meaning little or no water) but overwatering and/or poor drainage can kill it.
Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
-Charles Darwin-

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