Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • aspidistra / cast iron plant
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Aspidistra elatior

aspidistra / cast iron plant

RHS award of garden merit
19cm pot - 55cm tall £59.99
19cm pot - 55cm tall £59.99
Quantity
  • Position: indirect light - one of the most tolerant of shade
  • Soil: fertile, good quality potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 55cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers Choose a 20cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Incredibly popular with the Victorians, this aspidistra is an elegant and tolerant plant that will cope with some neglect - hence to 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.Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • 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.
Share

Goes well with...

  • Rough cast aluminium bowl
    Rough cast aluminium bowl
    £32.99 Buy
  • Rough cast aluminium bowl - charcoal black
    Rough cast aluminium bowl - charcoal black
    £32.99 Buy
  • Spun metal pot - antique brass
    Spun metal pot - antique brass
    £38.99 £24.99 Buy
  • Brass plant bowl
    Brass plant bowl
    £37.99 Buy
  • Spun metal pot - antique pewter
    Spun metal pot - antique pewter
    £15.99 £9.99 Buy
  • Brussels round pot cover white
    Brussels round pot cover white
    £7.99 Buy
  • Aqua care self-watering plastic balls
    Aqua care self-watering plastic balls
    £8.99 Buy
  • Zinc bowls - set of 3
    Zinc bowls - set of 3
    £29.99 Buy
  • Empathy happy house plant food start me up
    Empathy happy house plant food start me up
    £2.99 Buy