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Aspidistra elatior

For sale by Robert Yeoman

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The classic cast iron plant coming back into fashion. These are large plants in established clumps.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Aspidistra elatior

Common names

Cast iron plant, Bar-room plant


Aspidistra elatior (Cast iron plant). This is a common species. The leaves are tough and dark green; they are pointed at the tip. The flowers are cream to dark purple and bell-shaped.


They are frost hardy with a min of -5C. They are very tolerant, but are better grown in a cool shady position away from direct sunlight, in very well drained soil. You will need to water frequently when in full growth, and then less at other times.

Interest and use

Indoor plant.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Aspidistra elatior | Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH4.0 to 5.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

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