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Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

Pronunciation: as-pi-DIS-trah ee-LAY-tee-or
SKU #00345
6-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full shade
Watering Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Houseplant
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.
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Flax Lily (Dianella); Sarcococca (Sarcococca)
CARE
Care 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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