Cast Iron Plant

(Aspidistra Elatior)

"Very nice packaging and helpful info printed on the card included with the plants"
Tahnoom A, Plntd Customer

Cast Iron Plant

(Aspidistra Elatior)

Dhs. 199
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"Very nice packaging and helpful info printed on the card included with the plants"
Tahnoom A, Plntd Customer
About Cast Iron Plants

Cast Iron Plants, are native to the subtropical forests of South Japan. They've evolved to grow in dark environments in the shade of larger trees.

Their ability to tolerate just about any conditions has earned them the near-unkillable status (hence the nickname 'Cast Iron' Plant).

Like a neglected middle-child, this plant will survive with very little attention. Their resilience and tough-guy vibes have made them popular in East Asian households for centuries for this reason.

We're bringing them to the Middle East now ūüí™

Oh yeah, and did we mention they're pet-safe too?

Unique Meaning & Symbolism

Due to its toughness and ability to grow in nearly any conditions, Aspidistras, in their native, Japan, symbolize perseverance and long-life.

Caring For Cast Iron Plants

Light: Most light conditions

The more its gets, the faster it will grow. However, avoid direct sunlight (especially outdoors) as this should scorch its leaves.

Water: Every 2-3 weeks

Cast Iron Plants like their entire soil to dry out completely between waterings. To check if your Cast Iron Plant is ready to be watered, stick your finger into the soil as deeply as possible. If you feel ANY moisture, at all, then wait longer! If it feels completely dry, then it's time to rewater your plant: slowly water the soil so that it's completely saturated - you'll know it's fully saturated when water drips out of the drainage holes on the bottom of the nursery pot.

To be extra-sure, you can also stick your finger through the bottom of the drainage holes underneath its nursery pot, to feel for moisture.

Remember, the more light your plant gets, the more you'll need to water it. Similarly, the less light it gets, the less it will need.

Tip: When checking your soil for moisture, make sure to test different parts of the soil, in case you come across a wet pocket.

Difficulty: Low maintenance

This plant can be fairly picky in terms of light, but if placed in a bright spot and watered when needed, it'll thrive!

Pets: Completely safe

This plant is completely safe and non-toxic to pets.

Our Packaging & Shipping

Our Shipping:

We offer Free Next-day delivery across the UAE.

All of our products are safely delivered with our local shipping partners. We may contact you on the day of delivery to clarify your address.

Read our full shipping policy here

Our Packaging:

All of our packages are locally sourced and manufactured using sustainable & recyclable materials.

They are designed to be fully recyclable whilst keeping your plant completely safe on its way to you.

Our Delivery Schedule
Area  Delivery days 
Abu Dhabi Everyday
Abu Dhabi
(Ruwais; Al Ghayatil;
Almira; Madinat Zayid)
Thursdays only
Ajman Everyday
(Masfoot; Muzairah)
Mondays only
Dubai Everyday
Fujairah Mondays
Ras Al Khaima Everyday
Ras Al Khaima
(Al Mainau)
Mondays only
Sharjah  Everyday
(Kalba; Khor Fakan)
 Mondays only
Umm Al Quwain  Everyday
Unserviced Areas ‚ďė
Our Quality Guarantee

Your plants will arrive happy, healthy, and pest-free‚ÄĒguaranteed.

If not, we replace them for free, no questions asked.

Simply reach out to us with a photo within 14 days of receiving your order.

Please note that since each planter is uniquely personalized and made-to-order, we are unable to offer refunds.

However, our standard guarantee ensures that we will replace any plants that do not meet our high standards of quality.

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Near-unkillable | Pet-safe | Tough as (cast) iron
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars

"With Plntd, I buy a plant, and I keep it alive."

-Basma N., A Plntd Customer

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"The leaves got damaged during delivery.
They immediately sent a new one."

‚ÄĒ Jeff K., A Plntd Customer

If you're new here, you might be asking "what if my plant arrives damaged?" Whilst exceedingly rare, sometimes, complications during transit can become a reality. When they do, we stand ready to make it right with either a complimentary exchange or full refund as part of our 14-day 100% guarantee.

Cast Iron Plant Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
7 reviews
  • Latifa A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Bought: For myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago

    Beautiful and as expected

  • Maria M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Bought: For myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago

    Really liked the plant and like the care instructions added to it

  • Charlotte D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Bought: For myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Lovely and healthy plants!

    I ordered 2 cast irons as well as several other plants from Pntd and they all arrived very healthy and so beautiful. I will definitely reorder and recommend the service 100%! Thanks to the team ūüôŹūüŹľ

  • Susan P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Bought: For myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    So far, still alive!

    I kill plants. But since buying this one (plus two prayer plants) from plntd, I have found a new role as a Plarent. With the help I got from their team, both through messages ("what do you mean by 'water the plant'?") and from their excellent YouTube videos, I now have three beautiful, healthy plants, and am already smugly sharing plant advice with friends and family. Gorgeous plant, lovely packaging (would recommend as a gift, the boxes are stunning), and best of all the support is amazing.

  • May H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Bought: For myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago

    Easy to take care of plant that’s perfect for an office desk

  • Tahnoom A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Very nice packaging and helpful info printed on the card included with the plants, very no experience friendly!

  • Ien An C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    4 Stars

    Cast Iron plant is a Japanese plant with amazing leaves. Our room looks pretty cozy and beautiful with this plant. Thank you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got something on your mind? Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about our Cast Iron Plants.

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Healthy Plants

Before any plant leaves our nursery, we check to ensure they have healthy roots, dark green leaves, and no signs of pests or disease.

Carefully Delivered

All our plants are safely and securely packed before shipping. If they're damaged during delivery, we'll replace them for free.


If you're at-all unsatisfied, reach out to us within 14 days of receiving your plant and we'll make it right.