Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

Item 0345

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USDA Zone:
6-11
  • Light Needs
    Full shade
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

This plant is as tough as its name! Excellent for those difficult-to-fill areas in deep shade, spreading gently by underground stems. A nearly fuss-free, lush, leafy evergreen that will tolerate a range of growing conditions including heat, aridity and dry shade. An easy care houseplant for low-light situations.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Cottage
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.

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.

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