Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) is an herbaceous perennial that has earned its reputation as a nearly indestructible houseplant, though it's also hardy outside in USDA growing zones 6 to 11.It has arching deep-green glossy leaves and is so undemanding that it survives neglect that would easily kill lesser plants. Cast-iron plant practically grows in the dark, making it an excellent choice
This plant is as tough as its name! Excellent for those difficult-to-fill areas in deep shade, spreading gently by underground stems. A nearly fuss-free, lush, leafy evergreen that will tolerate a range of growing conditions including heat, aridity and dr
2019-1-10 · Cast iron plant flowers hide right at the soil level. Source: mutolisp. Soil for the cast iron plant just needs to drain well. While you want it to remain moist, you never want it to become oversaturated. Most good potting mixes will provide the drainage you need. If you’re uncertain, fill a pot with your mix and give it a thorough watering
On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote: The Cast Iron Plant is named for its tolerance for poor growing conditions. It spreads in clump and is a good plant for those very shady spaces. Propagation: Division in late winter, early spring. Post a comment about this plant.
2020-10-2 · Cast iron plant is a slow but steady grower that reaches a height of 2 feet (.50 m.) tall and a span 2-3 feet (.50-1 m.) wide. Cast iron plants can be sourced from your local nursery or, if you have the right connections, you can obtain some rhizome divisions from a friend, family member, or neighbor. An outdoor cast iron planting should
2021-1-9 · Cast-iron plant. Aspidistra elatior ass-pih-DIS-trah el-AY-tee-or. This is an ovate, glossy-leaved plant usually grown as a houseplant. In early summer, it produces fleshy, bell-shaped, cream colored flowers with maroon interiors. CareWater sparingly in winter. Site outside in full to part shade.
2017-1-1 · The cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) is named for its ability to survive a wide range of conditions. If you’re looking for low-maintenance greenery that can survive low light, low humidity, irregular watering, and temperature fluctuation, the cast-iron plant is THE plant for you. A native of the forest floors of Japan and Taiwan, the cast-iron plant gained popularity in homes in Europe
2020-11-5 · The cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior), also known as iron plant and ballroom plant, is an extremely hardy houseplant and a perennial favorite in some regions.Growing cast iron plants is especially favored by those who don’t have a lot of time for plant care, as this species can survive even the most extreme conditions where other plants would shrivel and die, which makes cast iron plant
2 天前 · A hardy plant that withstands more than its share of abuse and neglect, Aspidistra elatior is also known appropriately as cast iron plant. While Aspidistra is most often grown as an indoor plant