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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
Asparagaceae / Asparagaceae
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
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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
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
No pruning required
Can get mealybugs, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, thrips and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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