(B-Grade) 50 - 60cm Aspidistra Elatior Cast Iron 17cm Pot House Plant House Plant
(B-Grade) 50 - 60cm Aspidistra Elatior Cast Iron 17cm Pot House Plant House Plant

(B-Grade) 50 - 60cm Aspidistra Elatior Cast Iron 17cm Pot House Plant

Please note, these are B-Grade quality plants and as such will have marks, bruises, tears and cut leaves as shown in the photos. The plants in the photos are from this batch of B-Grade Aspidistra. Aspidistra elatior, commonly known as...
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(B-Grade) 50 - 60cm Aspidistra Elatior Cast Iron 17cm Pot House Plant House Plant

(B-Grade) 50 - 60cm Aspidistra Elatior Cast Iron 17cm Pot House Plant

£39.99 £16.99

(B-Grade) 50 - 60cm Aspidistra Elatior Cast Iron 17cm Pot House Plant

£39.99 £16.99

Please note, these are B-Grade quality plants and as such will have marks, bruises, tears and cut leaves as shown in the photos. The plants in the photos are from this batch of B-Grade Aspidistra.

Aspidistra elatior, commonly known as the Cast Iron Plant or Barroom Plant, is a robust and hardy evergreen perennial that is highly regarded for its tolerance to low light and neglect. This plant is native to East Asia and is a popular choice for indoor spaces, especially those with low light conditions. Here's a description and care guide for Aspidistra elatior:

Description:

  • Leaves: The Aspidistra elatior has glossy, dark green leaves that are lance-shaped and grow directly from the soil. The leaves are leathery and can reach a length of about 24 inches (60 cm) or more, with a width of around 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm).
  • Height: When grown indoors, the Cast Iron Plant typically reaches a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm), though it can grow taller in optimal conditions.
  • Flowers: In indoor settings, it is relatively uncommon for Aspidistra elatior to flower. When it does, the flowers are small, inconspicuous, and located near the soil surface.

Care Guide:

  1. Light: Aspidistra elatior is known for its ability to thrive in low light conditions. It prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate areas with low light or even some shade. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can cause leaf burn.

  2. Temperature: This plant is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures. It prefers normal room temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). Avoid exposing it to extreme temperature fluctuations and cold drafts.

  3. Watering: The Cast Iron Plant is drought-tolerant and prefers to dry out between waterings. Water it sparingly, allowing the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential to ensure proper drainage.

  4. Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and prevent waterlogging. A mixture of peat, perlite, and sand works well for Aspidistra elatior.

  5. Potting and Repotting: Aspidistra elatior is slow-growing and does not require frequent repotting. Repot only when the plant becomes root-bound or outgrows its container, which may be every few years. Choose a pot that is just slightly larger than the current one.

  6. Fertilizer: The Cast Iron Plant is not a heavy feeder. You can fertilize it sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant period (fall and winter).

  7. Humidity: Aspidistra elatior can tolerate normal indoor humidity levels, but it will benefit from occasional misting to clean the leaves and provide some extra moisture.

  8. Pruning: Remove any yellow or damaged leaves by cutting them off at the base. Regular pruning is generally not necessary, but you can trim back any excessively tall or leggy stems to maintain a more compact shape.

  9. Pest Control: The Cast Iron Plant is relatively resistant to pests, but occasionally, it can be affected by common houseplant pests like spider mites or mealybugs. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with appropriate insecticides.

Overall, Aspidistra elatior is an excellent choice for beginner plant enthusiasts or those who have limited time to care for their indoor plants. Its ability to withstand neglect and low light conditions makes it a popular and low-maintenance houseplant option.

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