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Cast Iron Plant

(Aspidistra Elatior)

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Dhs. 449 AED

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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 đŸ’Ș

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 soil to dry out between waterings. To check if your Cast Iron Plant is ready to be watered, stick your finger into the soil about 2 inches in (upto the second line from your finger tip). If you feel ANY moisture, 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 drainage hole on the bottom of the nursery pot.

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.

Note: 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: Completley safe
TThis plant is completely safe and non-toxic to pets.

Our Packaging & Shipping

Our Shipping:

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 Quality Guarantree

Your plants will arrive happy, healthy, and pest-free—guaranteed.

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.

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Near-unkillable | Pet-safe | Tough as (cast) iron

More than just a shop; we provide life-time support.

Our goal is to make sure everybody has the support they need not just to buy plants, but to care for and grow with them for years to come.

Our team of trained and passionate plant caretakers are here to help make that happen.

For our help, simply email us at help@plntd.ae or WhatsApp using the icon on the bottom right.

Styled office space with assorted plants

Bring a little more nature inside your home.

Craving a little greeny outdoors? We'll bring it to you - directly to your door.

Everybody is drawn to, and feels happier around greenery. But few of us have to time to find healthy plants and safely bring them to our homes.

We take care of that for you. Just select the plants that inspire you; we'll make sure they get to you as safely and healthily as possible

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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.

Need more help? Browse our general FAQs or reach out to our team directly at help@plntd.ae.