The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Liliaceae.

Aspidistra elatior Blume (Aspidistra lurida hort. non Ker-Gawl.)
Aspidistra Genus of 3 species of evergreen, rhizomatous perennials from woodland in the Himalayas, China, and Japan. Aspidistra can withstand periods of dryness at the roots if the temperature is not too high. Aspidistra will die if the soil is constantly saturated and it will be harmed by frequent repotting.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer but frost-free in winter. Brightly lit spot. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Divide plants at repotting time.

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28th Jul 2013
This is named "Cast Iron Plant" on another site.
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