Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 4.5 - 5.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate humid temperate



Other common names Ha-Ran
Family Asparagaceae
Other scientific names Aspidistra punctata, Aspidistra lurida


Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 7 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -17°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • purple
Leaf color
  • green