Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra

A cast iron plant, native to China, is an almost indestructible easy-care plant that survives where other houseplants quickly die. Water it or forget to water it, good light or poor light, warm room or cold room, the cast iron plant survives. This is a rather plain plant with 2ft. long, pointed, course textured, leathery leaves that emerge directly from the soil. The variegated varieties of a cast iron plant have a cream-colored stripe down each of the leaves that reverts to solid green in very low light.