Aspidistra elatior

Cast Iron Plant

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3' x 3'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Japan

Exposure: Full Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-10, 12-24

A Bit More

Aspidistra elatior is commonly called “Cast Iron Plant” and for very good reason. Deep shade, single digit temperature winters, poor soil, and extended drought don’t faze this stately slow grower. The only thing it cannot handle is direct sunshine, as it will burn. Victorian households commonly used Aspidistra indoors for a touch of a tropical look in parlors that were usually only heated when company came to visit. Plant Aspidistra under stairs where a splash of green is desired, in shady spots where nothing else will thrive, or even go the old fashioned route, and use as a houseplant.

A Bit More

Aspidistra elatior is commonly called “Cast Iron Plant” and for very good reason. Deep shade, single digit temperature winters, poor soil, and extended drought don’t faze this stately slow grower. The only thing it cannot handle is direct sunshine, as it will burn. Victorian households commonly used Aspidistra indoors for a touch of a tropical look in parlors that were usually only heated when company came to visit. Plant Aspidistra under stairs where a splash of green is desired, in shady spots where nothing else will thrive, or even go the old fashioned route, and use as a houseplant.