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.