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:
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
The shipping was a disaster but they replaced the plants. Beautiful plants!
Some leaves had a little yellowing but for the most part very healthy plant
The plant came very quickly compared to other places I have ordered from. It was packaged very well and there was no damage from shipping! There are two newer leaves that seems to be sprouting very well. I'm keeping this plant indoors as it is non-toxic and safe for pets. The only reason I would take off a half of a star is there are some holes in the leaves and some scarring. Since this plant is a slow grower, it will be a while looking at those imperfections.
It arrived is excellent condition and is thriving.
We like the plants very well.
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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days 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|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|