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Aspidistra elatior

Cast Iron Plant

$12.61 | 1 G | 92 Avail. | $12.61

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb

$12.61 | 3 G | 97 Avail. | $27.86

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb

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Cast Iron Plant is a hardy slow-growing evergreen perennial that can tolerate a variety of conditions.  The thick glossy lance-like leaves can be 12 to 20 inches long glossy lance-like leaves are usually dark green, though some cultivars may have variegated leaves with yellow or cream stripes or spots which tend to be less vigorous.  Insignificant creamy-purple flowers may appear at soil level in spring.  Grows best when given partial shade and well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant once established. 




1’ - 3’


1’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 11


Part Sun, Full Shade

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.  Keep out of the full sun to prevent leaf bleaching and flopping. Direct contact with strong winds while still young may cause plants to uproot, use of a barrier in highly windy areas may be needed until established.  

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Japanese Painted Fern, Bottlebrush, Catmint

IMAGES: Photo by Phillip MerrittAspidistra elatior, (2) User:Nino BarbieriAspidistra elatior - 01CC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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