Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior 'Asahi')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Pale, lime green; upper 3rd of leaves have white variegation, giving an air brushed appearance.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-19
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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