Cast Iron Plants (Aspidistra)

Cast Iron Plants
Cast Iron Plants (cultivars from Aspidistra elatior)

Some members of the Aspidistra genus are known as Cast Iron Plants. This name is based on the ability to withstand abuse and neglect. Especially Aspidistra elatior can tolerate poor conditions such as low light or dust. But it’s doing better with a bit of care – if you like to have a beautiful and healthy plant.

Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

By the way, here in Germany the Aspidistra species are called cobbler palms. Which is close to the English name barroomplant.