Aspidistra elatior, Cast Iron Plant

(10 customer reviews)
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$ 79.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Terracotta 12″ Planter

Each pot is handcrafted Italian Terracotta and is unglazed for a distinct finish, giving off a modern-rustic appeal that can transform your space in minutes.

  • Includes drainage hole
  • Pot is perfect for our large plants
  • Every pot is unique and may have imperfections
  • Size: 12″ wide X 10″ tall
  • Includes terracotta saucer

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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

10 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

  10. Ronda Dillon (verified owner)

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Why others chose this plant.

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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