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First time plant owner - is my cast iron plant ok?
#405983 May 21st, 2020 at 03:47 AM
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I may have made the mistake of buying my cast iron online. I thought hey, it would be nice to take care of a plant during this time. Cast irons seemed low maintenance and pet friendly so I gave it a shot. I am either overly concerned about it because I am a new plant owner and am going to be really disappointed if I can't even keep a cast iron alive.

It arrived with these spots:

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So I am not sure if that was already a sign it had fungus or just calcium deposits from water...

Then when I repotted it since it came bare root, I feel like I over watered it and was concerned it had root rot. This new leaf grew:

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Which is causing me concern. Is it ok? Can I save it? Other leaves are healthy but I am wondering if it is sick and I want to make sure I can either save it or spot the signs if I try again with another cast iron. I do live in a place with hard water. It is near a window but with North facing light. I have put it in the corner cause I know it doesn't need too much light. I only watered it this week (2 weeks since possible over watering while repotting) with left out water. I have looked around at articles and the internet but I'm kind of confused what exactly it is. Any advice or help is appreciated! Thank you.

Re: First time plant owner - is my cast iron plant ok?
lemonyguac #405984 May 21st, 2020 at 03:51 AM
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It looks like water spots and bruising from being shipped. Just let it be, do not fertilize it yet either. Give it time to get used to its new home after being bare for awhile.


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Re: First time plant owner - is my cast iron plant ok?
Sunflowers #405987 May 21st, 2020 at 05:47 AM
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Ok thanks! I must just be an overly concerned 1st time plant owner.


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