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Aspidistra elatior 'Hoshizora'/'Starry Sky'
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

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. Aspidistra 'Hoshizora' is one of the hardiest and most vigorous cultivars with large leaves up to three feet hall with regular, widely-spaced spots. The name means 'Starry Sky' in Japanse.

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

Native Habitat:
Rock crevices in limestone mountains at 300 m.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen Variegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-10 BerriesNo
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