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Aspidistra minutiflora
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

This Aspidistra has narrow leaves that are bright to dark green and heavily speckled with golden spots. The peculiar flowers are blue-green, speckled with purple and appear just at soil level. Cast iron plants are an easy house plant famous for tolerating dark, indoor positions. They are also hardy in coastal BC and make great plantings in shade with overhead protection from evergreens or eaves.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Moist places on hillsides and cliffs.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBlue
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposurePart Shade Shade Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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