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Other common names
common aspidistra cast iron plant
bar room plant
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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or in frost-free enviroment. Tolerant of some neglect
Propagate by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get mealybugs, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, thrips and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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