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Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior

Phonetic Spelling
ass-pih-DIS-trah eh-LAY-tee-or
Description

Good specimen for planting in dense shade; this plant is resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant.

Cultivars:
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#salt tolerant#cpp
Cultivars:
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#salt tolerant#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aspidistra
    Species:
    elatior
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade
    Salt