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How to Grow Aspidistra elatior Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Common Aspidistra

Common aspidistra

Aspidistra elatior photograph by rrei320.


Aspidistra elatior Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aspidistra elatior
  • Common Name: Common aspidistra
  • Growing Zone: USA: 7 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 18 to 39
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Early spring, Late winter
  • Flower Details: Brown, Purple
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Division
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Mealybugs, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, thrips and vine weevil
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Foundation, Ground cover, En masse , Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Aspidistra
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here



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