Aspidistra elatior, Cast Iron Plant

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The Cast Iron Plant is Nearly Bullet Proof: Indoors or Out

You’re probably wondering why the common name for the Aspidistra Elatior is “Cast Iron” Plant. Luckily for inattentive gardeners, it’s because it is as tough as iron.

This evergreen perennial has lance-shaped leaves that grow upright to 20” tall. The China native is actually a member of the Lily family. The plant has small purple flowers that are usually hidden in its dark green foliage. Outdoors, it is an excellent choice for those difficult-to-fill deep shade spots. Over time, a single plant will spread via its roots to create an attractive larger clump. Indoors, you’ll find it blissfully thrives in homes or offices that don’t receive much light. It’s also not finicky about regular watering.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Shade

Mature Height

2 ft – 3 ft


2 ft – 3 ft

24 reviews for Aspidistra elatior, Cast Iron Plant

  1. Shirl (verified owner)

    Huge Beautiful plant.Hard to find.Worth every cent, & not the least bit of damage. Amazing. Will definitely be ordering more from this company.

  2. n (verified owner)

    Healthy plant, well priced, expertly shipped

  3. Teal H. (verified owner)

    Well packaged. Looks healthy.

  4. Brittany (verified owner)

    A very large and lush plant. Perfectly packaged. My top store to purchase plants. I’ll be back for more!

  5. Heather (verified owner)

    My aspidistra was huge and healthy! Thank you!

  6. Elizabeth Humphrey (verified owner)

    This was my first time ordering plants and I will admit the un-boxing was a little messy (just extra dirt that was expected) so do it outside but both plants I ordered came in perfect condition. The cast iron plant looks so pretty and it’s BIG. So excited to watch it grow even more 🙂. I’m so glad I found my new place to buy plants!

  7. Hannah (verified owner)

    Super thrilled with my choice! They have the best prices, and I love that you can purchase just the plant in a temporary container. Most places try to sell something pre-planted with a price tag upwards of $150! Also love that they send a photo of your plant before it is shipped. Shipping was easy, and clean as well! The plant looked great right out of the box, and has really opened up since! I will be ordering more for sure

  8. Alison H. (verified owner)

    Beautiful, full and tall plant – as per photo. Although it shipped pretty fast, we were worried when the delivery carrier held it over a very hot weekend. The plant arrived in great condition – perhaps one leaf looking past it’s peak, but everything else fine. Soil had been shaken up a bit and made a bit of a mess, but all good otherwise. Love it!

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very full, lush and green

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  11. Chantal (verified owner)

    I have tried every plant delivery service possible, and I can’t recommend this high enough. The plants are the most full-of-life–beautiful plants and made it DAMAGE-FREE to NYC! I don’t even know how that’s possible (other plant services haven’t been able to perfect that either–trust me).

  12. Nicole O. (verified owner)

    Perfect! Carefully packaged and an absolutely beautiful plant that I could not find at my local nurseries.

  13. Yvette C. (verified owner)

    Plant arrived well packaged and I unwrapped the most beautiful plant!! Loved how they sent a pic of my plant before shipping it out. Will definitely be a return customer!

  14. charu r. (verified owner)

    Its really big and gorgeous and im happy. Its only been a few days and im giving it time to adjust a bit

  15. Shannon M (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A great experience! Plant arrived healthy and happy, and is settling into its new home. I loved seeing a picture of it before it was shipped.

  18. Curt Brown (verified owner)

    Amazing quality.

  19. Vanessa (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy and lush with lots of leaves. Very happy with this plant!

  20. Sophia (verified owner)

    Gorgeous plant that arrived quickly and looking very healthy. Previously purchased another Cast Iron from a different seller, and what I received looked nothing like the photos. It was so nice to see an actual photo of my plant before it shipped, and for the description photo to match what you’re buying. Customer service was also super responsive when I reached out to them about a shipping question. Would absolutely purchase from this nursery again!

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  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Wwwwwwwwwow!!!! Was worth the wait! Hillary gave excellent customer service. Plants were beautifully packed!

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Why others chose this plant.

I bought the Cast Iron Plant because I wanted an easy to care for, large floor plant that would also be safe and non-toxic for dog.

I'm terrible at remembering to water anything

Met my need for a large low-light pet friendly plant

I'm fascinated by plants that are both indoor/outdoor

Pet-friendly, great pictures of sent-out plants.

Hardy, pet friendly and good size!


I can’t keep plants alive.

They said it is a die hard plant, I will see if it survives me.

The pictures of the plants in stock were beautiful.

I have a low light area I think it would be perfect in!

I like the quality and quantity they displayed in the picture.

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