Cast Iron Plant

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The Cast Iron plant, aka Aspidistra Elatior, is as tough and indestructible as its name. Native to Japan and Taiwan, the Cast Iron Plant is a hardy garden plant and a very easy to grow ornamental for indoors. It is primarily grown for its dark green foliage as it is an exceptionally strong plant for low light spaces.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

They are a slow grower, especially in lower light conditions, but they are one of the hardiest plants out there. Their foliage is simple, but elegant, and they are a great addition to any home. Avoid putting them in harsh, direct sun.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Cast Iron Plant

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will do well in low light, but will grow faster with brighter light. A low light plant can pretty much survive anyplace inside your home as long as you have a window in the room. Remember, low light does not mean no light and plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Water more often in the warmer months.

They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Cast Iron Plant

Botanical Name: Aspidistra Elatior

Aspidistra Elatior

Common Name: Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plant

Origin: Taiwan


Introducing the Cast Iron Plant, an impressively resilient houseplant that carries an enduring lesson about the strength of character and resilience.

The Cast Iron Plant, also known as Aspidistra Elatior, showcases broad, dark green leaves that rise vertically, embodying fortitude and resilience. This plant's exceptional ability to thrive under challenging conditions is a potent metaphor for human strength and endurance.

To allow your Cast Iron Plant to prosper, place it in low light conditions, a testament to its remarkable adaptability. Just as this remarkable plant can grow in challenging environments, so too can we find opportunities for growth and transformation in the less than perfect circumstances of our lives.

The Cast Iron Plant is not a thirsty one. It appreciates being allowed to dry out between waterings, demonstrating the power of balance and patience. This is a poignant reminder that sometimes, less truly is more.

As your Cast Iron Plant matures, it may grace you with its elusive, ground-level flowers. While not showy or extravagant, these unique blooms encapsulate the plant's understated elegance and resilience.

Welcome the Cast Iron Plant into your home and let it inspire you with its potent symbolism of resilience, fortitude, and endurance. It's not just a plant; it's a vivid testament to the power of resilience and the value of character in the face of adversity.

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