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Aspidistra elatior ‘Variegata’

Cast iron plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourCream purple
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green cream striped
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aspidistra elatior ‘Variegata’ (Cast iron plant). Bears long, variegated cream leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Other common names

Bar-room plant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Indoor plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH4.0 to 5.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Propagation is by division of rhizomes in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and root mealy bugs.

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