Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Fittingly 'cast-iron plant' is named for its seeming ability to last forever in the most adverse conditions. Aspidistra elatior is a grand addition to the shade garden. It has wide, evergreen leaves that rise up from tough, rhizomatous roots.
The lance shaped leaves are dark green and leathery, and around 12-20 in (30-50 cm) long. The appearance of cast-iron plant is decidedly vertical. Some types of aspidistra are variegated with creamy streaks or dots; some are shorter than the species. (This one is the species) The plants spread in clumps, vigorously but at a moderate enough rate not to be invasive or even troublesome.
The flowers are borne close to the ground and never even seen unless one deliberately searches for them. Cast-iron plant is one of the best choices you can make for areas with dim light (such as indoors) or otherwise unfavorable conditions.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil