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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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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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 HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFull shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Waterwise, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 11

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