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Aspidistra elatior - Cast Iron Plant (13cm pot)

Robust!  Known as the Cast Iron plant for being pretty un-killable, a great plant choice if your attentiveness can lapse from time to time!! Place it somewhere & leave it.


Originally from Japan & Taiwan. The Cast Iron Plant was brought to Europe during the 1820s, becoming popular in Victorian homes, often being spotted in drafty Victorian entrance halls, where other plants would struggle with the fluctuations in temperature.


The Aspidistra became such a popular houseplant in Victorian Britain it even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary where is was stated as “a symbol of full middle class respectability”. Many portrait photos of the time featured people posing with their prized Aspidistra. It once again became popular in the 1930s due to a book by George Orwell, titled; “Keep the Aspidistra Flying”. Orwell used the plant as a symbol for middle-class Victorian society.


Nursery pot size: 13cm

Height (approx.): 50cm


Fancy a lovely pot to put this beauty in? Here is our collection of pots which fit 12cm - 16cm nursery pots.


  • Light: Avoid direct sunlight, otherwise any conditions are fine.
  • Watering: can cope with dry soil. Ideally let her dry out between being watered.
  • Life: well cared for they can live up to 50 years!!!
  • Humidity: humid kitchens & bathrooms, dry offices & lounges, she’s happy either way!
  • Pets: not troublesome to pets or children
  • Temperature: copes with cold through to hot rooms
  • Size: They’re slow growing so tend to be more expensive plants to buy. Can reach 1m tall.


Note: all our plants are unique. The plant you receive might not be identical to the one photographed, but we’re sure you’re going to love it either way!


* price is for the plant in nursery pot only, does not include decorative pot.

Aspidistra elatior - Cast Iron Plant (13cm pot)