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Aspidistra elatior (House Plant)

Cast Iron Plant

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Tolerates low light levels

An almost unkillable houseplant

Copes well with drought

An elegant foliage plant

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Even when neglected, this plant is highly resillient and for this it is best known as the Cast Iron Plant! Aspidistra elatior is a particularly elegant foliage plant with upright, glossy leaves that arch gracefully at the leaf tips. This dependable house plant was extremely popular with the Victorians not least because of its ability to withstand, drought, pollution and low light levels. An ideal focal point for a hallway table, cool conservatory or a shaded corner of your home. Height and spread: 90cm (36").

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 90cm (36in)

Tender Perennial

conservatorygreenhouse

sun or semi shadedappled shade


1 x 12cm Potted Plant (40cm Tall) (KA2850)

Position Aspidistra in a warm room, with an average temperature of 15-24C (60-75F). Aspidistras can tolerate much cooler conditions if necessary, down to a minimum of 8C (45F). A brightly lit room is ideal, well away from the glare of full sun. However Aspidistra will happily tolerate much lower light conditions.
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist compost, allowing the surface of the soil to dry ourt slightly between waterings. Avoid leaving Aspidistra in standing water as this may cause it to rot. In winter, reduce watering but do not allow the compost to dry out completely. House plants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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