Aspidistra elatior

Botanical Name: Apidistra elatior

Phonetic: As-pih-Diss-truh EE-lay-tee-or

Common Name(s): Cast-Iron Plant

Family: Asparagaceae
Origin: China, Japan
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, arching, lanceolate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Insignificant
Flower Color(s): Insiginficant, creamy-purple

Exposure: Part shade to full shade
USDA: 8-10
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, mites, scale
Soil: Very tolerant, well-drained peaty potting mixture

Features: Very low maintenance
Uses: Houseplant for shady areas of the home

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