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Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'

Also known as

Ha-Ran, Variegated Bar-Room Plant, Cast iron plant, Bar-room plant

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Cast Iron Plant Overview

Species of Aspidistra are perennial herbaceous plants growing from rhizomes. They have been used as indoor plants for many years as well as garden plants for heavily shaded areas. Some species are grown for the use of their leaves in the cut flower industry. Plants are hardy and need little attention, but are slow growing. This species produces attractive variegated foliage striped with white colouration.

Common problems with Cast Iron Plant

How to propagate Cast Iron Plant

Division

Propagation is by division of rhizomes in the spring.

Rhizomes

Other uses of Cast Iron Plant

Indoor plant.