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Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra Elatior

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An occasional spray of mist is my beauty secret to looking fabulous!


I'm happiest in a nice shady area out of the sun.


Keep it consistent, once the top two inches of soil are dry, water me so I keep looking my best.
Botanical name
Aspidistra Elatior
Cast Iron Plant; Bar Room Plant
Plant type
Indoor; Palm
Plant height (including pot)
40-50cm; 50-60cm; 60-70cm
Pet/baby safe?
Baby and pet friendly
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 1m
Nursery pot size
13cm; 15cm; 17cm

Top tip

Popular during Victorian times as it is shade tolerant, this plant will create a vintage look in your home and is perfect for a hallway.

About Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant is for everyone who can not keep their jungle friends alive. Its nickname comes from the plants' sturdiness and tough constitution, making it practically invincible - never say never though.

Aspidistra Elatior plant care is easy and low-maintenance. They love indirect sunlight but will survive happily in a shaded corner, just make sure the temperature is between 15-29°C. Give your Cast Iron water regularly, but don't worry if you forget for a few weeks, they will bounce right back when you get around to it. They don't like to sit in water though, so make sure your pot has good drainage.

Understanding what your Cast Iron plant needs is equally simple, if its leaves start to brown it needs more water, if they're yellowing it needs less, and if it has scorch marks move it out of the sun. Mist occasionally and clean its leaves to keep it looking its best.

As if that wasn't reason enough to buy they are also non-toxic (so they're child and pet friendly). Cast Iron plants are slow growers, only reaching a maximum height of 1m, so they won't outgrow their space quickly. This Victorian-time favourite creates a vintage look and is perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Cast Iron Plant questions @Prickleplantsuk.