We love this Cast Iron plant because it’s so hardy! The Aspidistra plant is named the Cast Iron plant for a good reason! It’s very easy to look after and care for, and almost indestructible! The cast iron plant is part of the lily family and its native home in China and Asia, where it used to grow in poor soil under trees, so it is very good at surviving neglect!
Since Victorian times this variegated Aspidistra Elatior has been very popular with its beautiful, paddle-shaped, elegant leaves that have graced many a film set. You can capture this style in your own home and enjoy the sophisticated looks of the Cast Iron Plant in any room.
It’s a slow grower - which has its advantages because you will know that it will fit the space chosen for it! It’s not a rare plant but it is hard to find in this large size, however, you can get it here in our houseplant shop!
If you’re buying the Cast Iron plant as a special gift, we’ll enclose a free, handwritten card with your order. Just note your message at the basket stage of the checkout and we’ll do the rest! No paperwork included either to spoil the surprise!
Where should I put the Cast Iron Plant?
The Cast Iron plant likes a dry, bright spot and can tolerate some full sun but not all day.
How should I water it?
Water when you feel the top 2 inches of soil are dry, this plant can survive being left alone, in fact, prefers it!
Is it suitable if I have pets?
It’s not toxic to cats and dogs. A pet-safe houseplant.
Do I need to feed it?
You can give a feed once a month in spring and summer. Why not try our vegan, organic plant food?
What size is this Cast Iron Plant?
W17cm x H70cm
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All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot