Aspidistra elatior – Medium – Cast iron plant –

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Aspidistra elatior

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.

zones 7-11