Aspidistra (table top)
This variant is currently sold out.
Also known as the cast iron plant, this aspidistra elatior is as un-killable as they come. They are very, very tolerant of shade and can grow to around a metre. They were hugely popular with the Victorians, and George Orwell used it as a symbol of middle class stuffiness in 'keep the aspidistra flying'... but we reckon these dependable, attractive and easy going beauties are more than worthy of a comeback. This will become the easiest plant you own.
It is pictured here in our Leanne pot, and a limited edition Aoife Slattery pot. Scroll down to see all of our pots that fit this plant perfectly.
Light: All plants need some light, but aspidistras can survive practically in the dark. Any position is fine for this plant, except lots of direct sunlight.
Water: They are very tolerant of irregular watering, but if you notice his top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, it's time to give him a drink.
Humidity: Mist it whenever, he'll be grand with or without.
Height and growth rate: Ultimate height is around one metre.
Feed: This is not a fussy plant, but if you want it to thrive and have a growth spurt, they do like a feed every three weeks or so in spring and summer.
Toxicity: Non toxic.