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Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga'
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga'
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Cast iron plant has frequently been used as a houseplant where it can be placed in dark corners where it seems impervious to the low light conditions. Yet they are also hardy on the west coast and can be planted outside in shaded conditions, especially with overhead protection from trees and shrubs. 'Ginga' is an attractive, dwarf plant with dark green, evergreen leaves flecked with yellow to cream spots.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Rock crevices in limestone mountains at 300 m.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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