Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant, scientifically known as Aspidistra elatior, is a rugged and resilient evergreen perennial that thrives in low-light conditions and is renowned for its ability to tolerate neglect. Originating from East Asia, this hardy plant earned its nickname “Cast Iron” due to its remarkable durability and ability to withstand adverse growing conditions, including low light, dry air, and fluctuating temperatures. With its bold, dark green foliage and low-maintenance nature, the Cast Iron Plant is a popular choice for indoor spaces, where it adds a touch of elegance and greenery without demanding much attention.


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Common Name

Cast Iron Plant

Latin Name (Plants only)

Aspidistra elatior


Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's best to err on the side of underwatering. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.


They can tolerate average indoor humidity levels, but occasional misting can benefit them, especially in dry indoor environments.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic


They thrive in temperatures between 15-24°C. They can tolerate occasional temperature drops but should be protected from cold drafts.

Light Requirements

Cast iron plants prefer low to moderate light conditions. They can tolerate low light levels, making them suitable for areas with limited natural light. However, avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.

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