How to grow Cast iron plant

Cast iron plant growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Aspidistra also known as Aspidistra elatior, Cast iron plant perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Cast iron plant leaves

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape, the leaf grow on stems.

Flower color purple-brown with white, the flowers grow in the base of the plant.

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Requirements for Cast iron plant growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Purple-brown flowers with white, the flowers grow in the base of the plant

Scientific name:

Aspidistra elatior

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

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Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone