Asahi Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior 'Asahi'
Asahi Cast Iron Plant
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8
Other Names: Lime Striped Cast Iron Plant, Bar Room Plant
This variety is as tough as its name implies; pale green, blade like leaves with central white stripes; an excellent container accent for shaded locations; a very tolerant plant that is easy to grow and maintain; a perfect house plant
Features & Attributes
Asahi Cast Iron Plant's attractive sword-like leaves remain light green in color with prominent white stripes throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
This is a dense herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Asahi Cast Iron Plant can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --