Aspidistra - Cast Iron Plant

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 16cm+ opening

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Fully deserving of its common name, Cast Iron Plant, the aspidistra is extremely resilient and has a wonderful ability to thrive on very little care. The fact that it also copes with pollution gives rise to its alternative name Bar-Room Plant.

The aspidistra is an elegant foliage plant with tough, leathery leaves, perfect for a shady corner where other plants may fail. It can also be kept outdoors during warmer months.

A firm favourite with the Victorians, the Aspidistra elatior is an excellent choice for the modern home. Their graceful outlines will add a cool, sophisticated tone to any room. Smaller plants are ideal in a pot to compliment the surrounding décor. Larger plants make a bold, confident statement when stood on the floor.

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Aspidistra elatior Care & Info Guide

Light: Bright, indirect light to a dark, gloomy corner. Avoid sitting in full sunlight. Very tolerant of shade.

Water: Keep moist and evenly watered in summer, but more sparsely in winter. Moist but not constantly wet soil is the optimum.

Temperature: Average warmth with a minimum of 7-10°C.

Ultimate height: 1 metre. Slow growing.

Feed: Apply a weak feed every 1-2 months during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: Wash the leaves occasionally to remove accumulated dust.

Origin: South East Asia: Japan and Taiwan.

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