Aspidistra elatior

COMMON NAME

Cast-iron-plant

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Asparagaceae

NOTES

Evergreen, rhizomatous perennial reaching up to 2' in upright clumps. Tolerant of neglect, it is widely cultivated as a houseplant, but can also be grown outside in shade

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Japan and Taiwan

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in the marshy soil of shady mountain forests

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

edis.ifas.ufl.edu