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Aspidistra Elatior Plant Care
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A great indoor plant, Aspidistra is hardy and will survive in a variety of environments. Also referred to as a Cast Iron plant, the Aspidistra Elatior has earned its reputation as a durable and tough plant.

We use aspidistra very often in our interior landscape designs. It is tough and resilient, standing up well to the traffic in a busy office.

Aspidistra plant care

Aspidistra Plant Care

Aspidistra can be maintained in low to bright light situations. Avoid hot direct sun through a window as this can burn or scald the leaves of this otherwise indestructible plant.

Aspidistra plant has tough, glossy dark green leaves that stand up well in high traffic areas. The leaves do not tear or fray easily as many house plants do when brushed against repeatedly. They can also withstand very low temperatures. I have seen Aspidistra endure being covered with snow on a sheltered patio and survive with no apparent damage.

Aspidistra house plant care questions?

You can send a house plant question, no registration or sign up required. But before you send a question, please finish reading this page and read this information on watering your indoor plants, how to help keep your house plant's root system healthy and lighting for your house plants. These are most important for your house plant's health and this is some of the information that I may refer you to when you send an email.

Commonly used in interior landscaping, the Aspidistra also makes a great houseplant. I have not seen many Aspidistra available at the corner store and if you cannot find one of these plants locally, you might try contacting an interior landscaping company in your area. They will often be willing to order plants for individuals unable to find plants at retailers.

You can also slowly acclimate it to life in the great outdoors.

Aspidistra are sometimes used in exterior landscaping in very warm climates, such as Florida. If you do move it outside, be sure to keep the soil watered well to compensate for the light intensity and outdoor temperatures. It is also prone to spider mites which love hot, dry and sunny areas

Watering - Aspidistra Plant Care

Aspidistra should be allowed to dry completely if kept in a low light location. If placed in bright light, allow potting mix to dry down at least halfway. Please see section on watering and lighting for more information on the two most important parts of your plant care. The water your plant needs is very relative to the available light.

Trim the leaf margins if they become brown, following the original shape of the leaf. If you have to trim the leaves frequently, check your watering habits. Keeping the planting media too wet or moist for long periods can cause browning of the leaf tips and edges.

Aspidistra plants are prone to spider mites and this can show up as browning and spotting on the foliage. Periodically check the undersides of the leaves, especially if you are having trouble with discoloration to be sure this is not the problem.

Aspidistra can also be troubled with mealybug and scale, so be watchful for these pests. Wiping the leaves and stems, front and back, with a damp sponge or cloth will keep it clean and minimize any pests.

Aspidistra elatior plant, leaves from above

Aspidistra Plant

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