Aspidistra elatior - Cast Iron Plant, Parlor Palm

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Aspidistra elatior - Cast Iron Plant, Parlor Palm

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Cast iron plant is named for its tolerance of adverse growing conditions. The plant grows in low light but needs more light in winter. If given full sunlight in summer, the leaves fade. Water when the soil surface has dried and provide temperatures of 50 to 55 degrees at night and 70 degrees during the day. Repotting is done in March.

Propagation is by division done in late winter or early spring. Do not divide more often then every 2 years.

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