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Cast iron plant

Aspidistra lurida

Also known as

Aspidistra

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

90cm

20cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cast iron plant Overview

This genus consists of evergreen rhizomatous perennials that will spread slowly. They produce lance-shaped to elliptic leaves which are glossy green. It will flower in spring and summer producing small cream-red-brown or purple blooms.

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

Grown for their glossy foliage.