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Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

SKU
00345
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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Full shade

Allow soil to dry between waterings.

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Botanical Pronunciationas-pi-DIS-trah ee-LAY-tee-or
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasFor 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant
Light NeedsFull shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsFuchsia (Fuchsia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Flax Lily (Dianella); Sarcococca (Sarcococca)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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