Common name: Common aspidistra, Cast iron plant

Native to: China

 

Aspidistra are rhizomatous, evergreen perennials with upright, leathery, elliptic or lance-shaped leaves and inconspicuous brownish flowers borne on the rhizome.

 

A. elatior is an evergreen rhizomatous perennial to 60cm, with glossy dark green, leathery, lance-shaped leaves and inconspicuous dull brownish-cream flowers borne at soil level in early summer

Aspidistra eliator

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Partial to full shade

    Flowers: Inconspicuous, brownish

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, leathery, eliptic or lance shaped leaves

    Growth habit: Clump forming

    Hardiness: Hardy and fairly low-maintenance, but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 1 metre

    Spread: Up to 0.5 metre

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Fantastic in very shaded areas that need some structure, such as under dense shade trees. Popular as indoor plants as low maintenance and tolerate very shaded conditions.

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