Aspidistra elatior


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Why We Love It

Add Aspidistra elatior to your houseplant collection and enjoy the tropical effect it gives with its big strappy leaves. It's called the cast-iron plant for a reason thanks to its tolerance to a degree of neglect. Great news for those busy households.

In fact err on the side of neglect; only mist-spray the leaves in winter and water in summer, just to keep the soil moist, not wet.

How to Plant

Place cast-iron plant Aspidistra elatior away from direct sun as this has the potential for scorching the leaves

Into a Pot

  1. Pour a small amount of compost into the bottom of your chosen container.
  2. Put the plant in place and then back-fill soil around the rootball.
  3. Lightly water after repotting.
  4. The soil should be just damp enough that if you press your forefinger into the soil it is moist above the top of your nail.
  5. Regularly check the soil is moist but not soaking or sitting in water.

Product Details

Effort Level
Looks after itself
Flower Colour
Secondary Flower Colour
Current Height
Eventual Height
60 cm
Eventual Spread
40 cm
Botanic Name
Aspidistra elatior
Light Condition
Shade, Partial shade
Planting time
Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Code: SPRTL117832


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