We think it’s time for some appreciation of this hardy little guy. The aspidistra can live for 50 years so could be your plant companion for life. They also produce some pretty, pink flowers from the soil if you they are particularly happy.
Typical height: 30 to 50 cm
Light: Bright, indirect light to shade
Water: Keep moist but this plant won’t suffer if you let it dry out.
Plant history: This plant was super popular in Victorian times because it was virtually one of the only plants that could tolerate dirty air, poor light and ventilation which was pretty much the state of things at the time. It was an ‘exotic’ must have for every home. For the lower middle class, a symbol of respectability and keeping standards up. Keep that aspidistra flying! By the time George Orwell wrote his novel in 1936 it had fallen out of fashion and has not ever really reached the dizzy heights of plant celebrity like the cheese plant or the fiddle leaf fig.
How often should I fertilize my plant?
- In general, house plants will thrive when they are fertilized spring through fall. Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer, following the package instructions for dilution and administration.
- We recommend : Plant Runner & We the Wild for a long lasting lush life.
Size refers to pot size, plant size may vary.
Decorative pots not included. Check out some of pots & containers
Plant varieties and quantities in store are dependent on market prices and availability.
We try to keep good availability of plants at all times – however we only buy what looks good, strong and healthy when we go out shopping to our growers.
This ensures plants are healthy and robust when they come to live with you.