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Cast-Iron Plant

 

Seldom is there a plant whose common name more accurately reflects its disposition than this one. Cast iron plant will tolerate diverse climate types and watering regimes. Its toughness is matched with simple beauty on a versatile plant that has solitary, arching, dark green leaves. Plant must be grown in light shade or shade for the best appearance and growth.

Aspidistra elatior (A. lurida)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 12-20"

Leaf shape : Ovate to lance-shaped

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3/4 - 1 1/4"

Flower shape : Bell-shaped

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 4-10, 12-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes