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Aspidistra elatior - cast iron plant & pot cover combination

  • Position: indirect light - one of the most tolerant of shade
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 55cm (including pot)
  • Pot cover: includes a 20cm pot cover

    Incredibly popular with the Victorians, this aspidistra is an elegant and tolerant plant that will cope with some neglect - hence the common name of cast iron plant. It can withstand drought (provided temperatures are not too high) and pollution - and only needs repotting occasionally. This makes it a great choice for the novice who wants something that looks nice, but is really easy to look after.

  • Home care: In an ideal world, this plant will want a spot that is well away from direct sunlight, with a good amount of water in summer - but much less in winter. Wash the leaves occasionally to keep them free of dust (this can be done by popping it under a cold shower), and try to maintain cool temperatures above 7-10°C in winter. Pot on every 4-5 years using a good-quality potting compost.
Aspidistra elatior - cast iron plant & pot cover combination
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