Cast Iron Plant

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This striking plant is tough and durable, hence its name. Tall, arching, deep green leaves add earthy texture to any space. They require very little attention, making an excellent gift for the beginner houseplant enthusiast.

Aspidistra gained widespread popularity as houseplants during the Victorian era, and are often featured in photographs from that time. They were one of the few plants that could survive in the dark, gas-heated homes of that period.

 how this nature nurtures you 

These plants brighten our homes and purify our air without asking for much in return. They will forgive you if you neglect them, and have an incredible potential for longevity. They make a perfect housewarming gift. They remind us that we can flourish, even when conditions are less than ideal.

 how to nurture your nature 


Japan and Taiwan.


When plants are young, they like to be continually moist. Once established, let 50-75% of soil dry out before watering.


 Will tolerate low light settings, but will thrive in moderate light.


18-25 degrees Celsius.  


They do not require additional humidity, but an occasional misting would be welcome.


Non-toxic to humans and animals.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


Should mites or scale attack your plant, simply place in the sink or shower and rinse leaves to dislodge the pests. 

These are easily propagated by division.

Watch this quick video on other basic care tips: