Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Cast Iron Plant | 100cm - People Plants
Aspidistra elatior

Cast Iron Plant | 60-70cm

Regular price £62.00
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1 in stock

Structural, hardy and minimalistic, the Cast Iron Plant is strong by name and strong by nature. This plant is as resilient as they come, handling lower light levels and forgotten waterings. It is a slow grower, which can be helpful if you want a plant that doesn't quickly change shape.

Large, paddle-shaped deep green leaves arch up and gently fall out, creating a strong silhouette that looks beautiful against a plain backdrop.

_ Arrives in a 17cm nursery pot
_ Extremely tolerant
_ Doesn't quickly change shape
_ Minimalistic and structural 
_ Ideal beginners plant

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 

Collection

If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Bomb Proof

Probably one of the hardiest plants. Able to survive extreme temperature fluctuations, drought, most pests and even thrives in lower light.

Chart Topping

A very famous (at the time) musician, Gracie Fields created a hit song in the 1930s called 'the biggest aspidistra in the world.'

Look Out

The blooms from this plant appear at the soil level and can often go unnoticed. Look out for small, almost star-shaped deep pink flowers.

Cast Iron
Plant Bio

Native to Japan and Taiwan, this plant grows alongside understory plants, out of direct sunlight and in well-draining soils. 

The genus 'Aspidistra' was named in 1822 from the Greek 'aspid', meaning shield and the second half was taken as a reference to its sister genus, 'Tupistra'. The species name 'elatior' translates to mean 'taller' due to the height of this plant's leaves at maturity. 

Appearing as though it simply grows out of the soil (all you see of this plant is the leaves), the stems (known as rhizomes) are actually underneath the soil.

Part of the Asparagaceae family, alongside Asparagus Ferns and the asparagus you might find on your dinner plate!

Other common names include:
Iron Plant, Bar Room Plant

Cast Iron
Care Tips


Light
: Naturally growing in shady conditions under other foliage, the Cast Iron Plant can tolerate lower light levels. However, a bright spot in your home is ideal for optimum growth. Avoid intense direct sunlight where possible. 

Water: Happily tolerant of dry soil, the only thing to avoid with this plant is soaking it and not allowing it to drain thoroughly. Check when the top 2 inches are dry, then water. 

Humidity: No extra humidity is needed.

Temperature: This plant will work in a draughtier spot in your home. However, stable indoor temperatures will ensure healthy growth.