Cast-Iron plant
(Aspidistra elatior)

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Aspidistra elatior

A popular house plant. It is quite robust if not watered for some time, hence the common name. Glossy, thick, dark green leaves. It produces singly, fleshy, broadly bell-shaped cream flowers with maroon insides in early summer.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Regions
Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Shady
Flowering seasons
Summer
Colours
Green, White, Purple