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Cast Iron Plant

The ultimate low maintenance plant, "Cast Iron Plant " is named for it's ability to stand up to neglect and a wide range of growing conditions. Long leathery leaves are usually dark green, but variegated forms are also available. An ideal plant for that difficult, low-light corner. Attractive in groupings with smaller plants.

Companion Plants

Boston Fern

Dragon Tree

Spider Plant

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Cast Iron Plant

  • Botanical name

    Aspidistra elatior

  • Variety


  • Zone

    Prefers moderate home temperatures of 45-90°F (7-32°C)

  • Light

    Low light (indoors)

  • Height

    18-24" (46-61 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Monthly when actively growing.

  • Water

    Maintain moderately moist soil.

  • Bloom Time

    Foliage plant.

  • Maintenance

    Prefers cool night temperatures.