Growing Zones: Indoors
- Mature Height:
- 2 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3 ft.
- Shade - Low Indirect Light
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Aspidistra elatior
- Does Not Ship To:
Low-Maintenance and Reliable
Shade tolerant and totally adaptable: The Cast Iron Plant offers abundant groundcover and grows well when planted under trees that cast shade. Basically, this plant is your solution to adding color back to your shaded areas. And its thick, deep green foliage provides depth when added to flower gardens, too.
While it’s a relatively slow grower, it will be a colorful addition to your landscape from the start. Consider planting it in a shady corner in your yard, where you need a little something to brighten up the space.
Even better? It's the perfect house plant. This is the ideal indoor plant for those who travel, or simply don’t have a green thumb. It doesn’t require a lot of attention, and unlike most plants, doesn’t need much light. Closely related to the lily, it’s equally as tough and attractive - 12 to 24-inch leaves grow in an upright fashion, adding a trendy touch to your interior.
Plus, because it's an evergreen variety, it will be with you for years and years. If planted in the ground, its dark green leaves belie a pretty feature: right above the soil’s surface, you’ll find small purple flowers that spread underneath the thick, glossy foliage. Due to its robust nature, growers have reported their plants surviving freezing temperatures with no damage.
Nicknamed the “Ballroom Plant” because hotels, malls and airports adorn their interior spaces and landscapes with it, the Cast Iron Plant is low-maintenance and strong, making its name particularly apt. It's not finicky and can grow year-round. You can practically plant it and forget it! It’s insect and disease resistant, so as an added benefit, no chemicals are needed to keep this plant in great condition.
Easy to own. Long-lived. Well-suited to any area. Order now!
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Good size and arrived in great condition. I've had it a couple weeks and I'm growing it as a house plant. So far so good!!!
healthy lush ... just what I wanted
was amazed at how large and how healthy the cast iron plant was .... and being the most inexpensive on line .... very satisfied ... thinking of getting more for outside come spring
Received this plant in great shape; repotted it a few days later and already 3-4 new leaves shooting up. It's a great looking plant for a floor planter. Beautiful big deep green leaves.
My Cast Iron Plant
I love my cast iron tree. It is just the right size for my apartment terrace and is thriving with minimal attention. I will be buying more from you in the future.
Wow! big & healthy!
This plant is awesome! Never had one of these before & I'm so glad I made the choice to try it. I'm back to buy another one and will continue to keep adding it to my shady garden and for my wrap around deck. Big and healthy and so glad I found this site. I've ordered from many sites & this is the best shipping and quality of plants I've ever had. Thank you Fast Growing Trees!!
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|