Spek-tacular Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior 'Spek-tacular'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||as-pi-DIS-trah ee-LAY-tee-or|
|Lore||Native to the Osumi Islands of Japan, it inhabits forest floors and receives its common name of Cast Iron Plant due to its ability to survive under dark and neglectful conditions. New species of this plant are currently being discovered throughout East Asia.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 3 ft. tall, forming a 4 ft. wide clump.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||For a gardener with a brown thumb, this sturdy, long lasting plant can be used in areas where all else fails; it can handle deep shade under deck stairs or along foundations that receive almost no sunlight.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Waterwise, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Sarcococca (Sarcococca); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Flax Lily (Dianella); Columbine (Aquilegia)|
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 and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL