Cast Iron Plant

The cast iron is an old plant known to be a potted plant in Egypt over 3,000 years ago. It was widely grown as a popular houseplant in this country from 1870 to 1940.  Do you remember the song “How’s your aspidistra”?

It will tolerate a wide variety of growing conditions, but an average potting soil and shade will make this a happy plants. The soil should be allowed to go dry between watering. Any kind of fertilizer is good, but this plant is a slow feeder.

Its best use is as a houseplant, placed near a window. Used as a ground cover under trees.  This plant is hardy to South Georgia. It is grown for its foliage. The Cast Iron plant can reaches a height of about 3 feet and forms a lush under growth. Flowers are inconspicuous, borne close to the ground.

Additional Articles

LOQUAT (Eriobotrya Japonica)

The Japanese Plum is such a great little tree.  Naturally well-shaped and growing to 25 feet, the small evergreen has thick, stiff leaves.  The Loquat is cold hardy to 12 degrees F, and has no insect problems.  Now if that is not enough, this beautiful specimen tree...

read more

Camellia (Camellia Japonica)

Awe-inspiring flowers on a winters’ day is the ancient camellia.  Grown for centuries in Asia and Japan, the camellia was brought to the American south in the 1820’s.  The aristocrat of southern shrubs, camellias have been grown and loved since the antebellum days. ...

read more


Hours of Operation:  Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Address: 2010 E Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707 Additional Articles

read more