Very popular with the Victorians, the Aspidistra elatior is an excellent choice for the modern home. Their graceful outlines will add a cool, sophisticated tone to any room.
Also known as Cast Iron Plant, it is extremely resilient and has a wonderful ability to thrive on very little care.
The aspidistra is an elegant foliage plant with tough, leathery leaves, perfect for a shady corner where other plants may fail. It can also be kept outdoors during warmer months.
Aspidistra elatior will thrive in a range of lighting conditions. Bright, indirect light to a dark, gloomy corner. Avoid sitting in full sunlight, as it will scorch the leaves. Very tolerant of shade.
Keep moist and evenly watered in summer, but more sparsely in winter. Relatively forgiving if you forget to water from time-to-time. Avoid excess moisture around the roots as this can lead to root rot.
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