CAST IRON PLANT
[Aspidistra elatior] AKA common Aspidistra. The Cast Iron plant is a fantastically resilient houseplant, its long upright fronds carrying an understated elegance. A wonderful companion who won't let you down, great for pretty much any space that needs lifting with some greenery dressing.
The Cast Iron house plant [Aspidistra elatior] was a firm Victorian favourite due to its resilience, thus gaining its name 'cast Iron'! But the name belies a simple elegance and ornamental shape that this plant carries. A wonderful companion who won't let you down, great for pretty much any space that needs lifting with some greenery dressing. Don't forget to dust those leaves every now and then! Ideal for beginners.
Native to Japan and Taiwan.
Positioning + Light Needs
I'm super tough, so versatile when it comes to positioning. Shade tolerant but most happy anywhere with moderate levels of natural light. Golden rule is to avoid direct sunlight. Houseplant 101: shade tolerant does not include pitifully dark corners!
Monthly or so watering will do when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Do not over water so that the soil becomes sodden for any period of time, as this can cause real problems. Good drainage is advisable.
Not essential, but mist me once in a while just because I like the sensation
Feed me once a month every Spring and Summer with diluted liquid fertiliser.
Every 2-3 years should be fine.
Child / Pet Friendly
I am, but naturally I'd prefer not to be chewed.
Yep! I'm very effective at removing airborne toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.
Look out for
Yellowing or brown leaves: usually due to overwatering, but also check that its not being exposed to periods of direct sunlight.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here