For all the indoor gardening novices who need help keeping their leafy friends alive, we asked Carmen Devito of Groundworks Inc. and west elm Market’s Brooklyn Blend Potting Soil to create care sheets for 8 of her favorite houseplants. Use them to greenify your home this spring!

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Name: The Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Eliator)
Light: Low
Water: Low (once every 2 weeks)
Care: Easy

Since the Victorian era, Aspidistra Eliator has been one of the easiest houseplants to grow and care for. Cast Irons will tolerate the lowest light conditions and happily inhabit the spot for years. As long as you don’t over water, you will succeed. Elevate on a plant pedestal to fully appreciate its lustrous foliage.

A Note On Pets: Always check with your vet before bringing a new plant into your home.

Get a new houseplant guide from Carmen every week on the Front&Main blog! See them all here.


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Emily Wignall

March 19, 2013

love the little drawings. are you going to be offering them as small prints? could be fun in a group!

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