Aspidistra elatior – Cast-iron Plant – This rhizomatous perennial from China grows to 24” tall and in breadth is commonly used as a houseplant. From the rhizomes it produces ovate to lance shaped, glossy dark green leaves, pointed at the tips, and are12-20” long, held on 6” leaf stalks. It bears broadly bell shaped 8 lobed cream to dark purple flowers ¾-1 ¼” wide, with a maroon inside are borne singly in early summer.
When grown indoors plant in soil based potting mix in bright filtered light. During growing season water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly.