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

Aspidistra minutiflora
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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 - 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 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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