|Mature Height:||2 ft.|
|Mature Width:||3 ft.|
|Sunlight:||Shade - Low Indirect Light|
|Botanical Name:||Aspidistra elatior|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||Indoors|
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Growing Zones: Indoors
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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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.
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 & 6. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 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|
|$179 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
- nursing pot
- Cast Iron Plant
Arrived healthy even when weather was below freezing. The plant is lopsided in its nursing pot but should be fine once I transfer to a pot
Received healthy, wall shipped plants. They are beautfiul.
Perfect addition to my plant family.