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Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior

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House Plants

  • Cast Iron Plant

    Cast Iron Plant is tough! Outdoors or indoors it can take abuse.

  • Cast Iron Plant

    Fill in dead spaces in shade if you are in zone 7 or higher.

  • Cast Iron Plant

    Wide leaves are lush and green.

  • Cast Iron Plant

    Cast Iron Plant is an easy to care for plant indoors.

  • Cast Iron Plant

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Regular price $39.95 Sale price

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  • 1 Gallon
  • 1 Gallon Plant in White Delilah Pot
  • 3 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon Plant in a 3 Gallon White Delilah Pot
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Product Details

Mature Height: 2 ft.
Mature Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Indirect to Low Light
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: Indoors
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Growing Zones: Indoors

Product Description

Shade Tolerant and Reliable

Why Cast Iron Plants?

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 or grown indoors.

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 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, it 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.

Why is Better

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.

But the best part? When you order your Cast Iron Plant from Fast Growing Trees, you can practically plant it and forget it! No chemicals are needed to keep this plant in great condition, so it's delivered to your doorstep in the healthiest shape possible. We never ship bare-root, so you get an amazing start from day one.

Easy to own. Long-lived. Well-suited to any area. Order your Cast Iron Plant now!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: The best place for your plant is near an East-facing window that is free from drafts. When you're ready to plant, select a pot that is approximately 12 to 14 inches in diameter and use well-drained soil. Also, make sure your pot has proper drainage holes.

Tip: You can place your pot on top of a base with stones to prevent spills and allow for proper moisture containment.

2. Watering: Allow the top layer of the soil to dry out completely, and then water deeply until water begins to drain. Repeat this process as needed.

3. Fertilization: Feed with a water-soluble fertilizer once in the spring.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

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. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zones 5 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95

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United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful plant, great condition

This cast iron plant arrived perfectly wrapped up in its temporary pot. I waited two weeks to repot and it’s doing great in its new inside planter pot. FastGrowingTrees made it easy to find, order, and receive exactly the right plant for my space. 5 stars! Cast Iron Plant Review
Bobbie W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Dress The Dining Room

Looking quite ragged on arrival but I was convinced that this rugged plant might be the only one that could survive in a difficult situation in this particular room . I repotted the plants in matching fishbowl p0ts with quality organic potting soil and am now seeing new leaves sprouting up .

Jamie B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful Plant and Easy to Grow

I’d like to start off by saying that I **** EVERY plant that I buy. So I was a little skeptical about purchasing another one. However, this plant has been easy to maintain and it’s growing beautifully. It seems like it grows a little every few days. Highly recommend this plant!

Tanellya B.
United States United States

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Easy and Happy

I loved the plant right away. Generally speaking I think the color and shape of the leaves are wonderful. The 3 gallon one I received had a little bit of sun damage on 2 or 3 leaves but I cut it back the remaining leaf faired well. After 3 or so month of slow growth the plant started sending off new, fast growing, leaves. Now at 6 months I'm thinking about separating it into 2 pots. It's a really satisfying plant to watch grow and admire. Cast Iron Plant Review