Cast Iron Plant

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Sophisticated and Carefree Cast Iron Plant

  • Very Easy to Grow
  • Perfect for Brown Thumbs and Experienced Gardeners Alike
  • Handsome Arching Leaves
  • Low Light Houseplant

The Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) has a well deserved reputation for being easy to grow. It thrives even in low light situations and doesn't mind some neglect.

For a welcome green gift for anyone - green thumb or not - try a Cast Iron Plant. It has a well-deserved reputation of being very easy to care for. It can grow in an office setting or low light setting.

It's nice to have another living creature co-habit your space, isn't it? And the Cast Iron Plant asks for very little in return.

Give it your worst, and it will limp along for you. It's seriously hard to kill this plant.

Now, if you want to up your game, try to give it ideal conditions. A happy Cast Iron Plant is handsome, with long arching strappy leaves and glossy dark green color.

It will grow best in a north-facing window. Give it a small drink once a week. Pat the soil with your fingers to see if it's wet or getting dry. If it's getting dry, it's time to water.

Cast Iron Plant would love to grow in average potting soil. In a perfect world, it would like the soil to be slightly moist at all times. Not dripping wet, but barely moist.

Small, pale purple flowers may appear at soil level in spring, but usually do not form on houseplants.

Now, we all know that life is messy. Vacations happen. You forget. The Cast Iron Plant will forgive you.

Order one for yourself, or for a friend today! It's a wonderful way to say I'm thinking of you.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Cast Iron Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aspidistra elatior
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-drained
Moisture Medium (Very Adaptable)
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Perennial (Houseplant)
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes