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  • aspidistra / cast iron plant
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Aspidistra elatior

aspidistra / cast iron plant

RHS award of garden merit £44.99 £35.99
20% off all plants
Pot size 19cm pot
19cm pot
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  • Position: indirect light - one of the most tolerant of shade
  • Soil: fertile, good quality potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 55cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers Choose a 20cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Incredibly popular with the Victorians, this is an elegant and tolerant plant that will cope with some neglect - hence to common name of cast iron plant. It can withstand drought (provided temperatures are not too high) and pollution - and only needs repotting occasionally. This makes it a great choice for the novice who wants something that looks nice, but is really easy to look after.

  • Home care: In an ideal world, this plant will want a spot that is well away from direct sunlight, with a good amount of water in summer - but much less in winter. Wash the leaves occasionally to keep them free of dust (this can be done by popping it under a cold shower), and try to maintain cool temperatures above 7 - 10°C in winter. Pot on every 4 - 5 years using a good quality potting compost.
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