60 cm 15 cm

Aspidistra Elatior

The aspidistra is ideally suited to be placed in dark places in the home or office. This plant needs little light and humidity and does not mind temperature fluctuations and neglect.
Height (incl. pot):
± 60 cm
Pot ⌀:
15 cm

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Aspidistra Elatior


The aspidistra is originally from Taiwan and the southern islands of Japan, including Kuroshima, Suwanosejima and the Uji islands.


The Aspidistra prefers not to be in the sun. Good drainage is important to prevent root rot. The aspidistra is grown as a pot plant and can tolerate cold up to 5 ° C.

To water

The Aspidistra is an easy to maintain plant, occasionally forgetting to give water or watering irregularly is not a problem, only "like most plants" would prefer not to leave the roots in the water.


No spraying is necessary. But from time to time to remove dust and vermin. The plant will also look fresher again.

No spraying is necessary. It is only pleasant for the plant because dust and possibly vermin are washed off. The plant will also look fresher again.


With too much sunlight, the leaves of the aspidistra will turn yellow. Place the plant in a shady place where indirect sunlight may come in.


The minimum temperature for the aspidistra ranges from 5 ° at night to 12 ° during the day.


Never give the Aspidistra too much food in the summer and do not feed at all in the winter and fall. Too much food can cause root damage and this in turn causes damage to the plant. With most types of potting soil the nutrients are used up after about 5 to 7 weeks. The correct dosage is hard to say. It is best to look at the packaging of the houseplant food.


The aspidistra is a slow grower. Repotting is possible immediately after purchasing the plant, but it is better in the spring or summer. Always take a pot that is 15 to 20% larger than the old pot.


The aspidistra is a slow grower, so pruning is not necessary.

Discolored leaves

The aspidistra is not easily bothered by this. Should this nevertheless be the case and the leaves become lighter or yellow in color then move the plant a little further from the window. If they get brown spots or edges you will have to reduce the watering slightly.


The aspidistra does not flower.


The aspidistra is non-toxic


The aspidistra has almost no diseases, at most scaly aphids. In this case, use a biological or chemical agent.


A beautifully healthy plant, extremely well packaged.

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