Tiny Tank™ Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior 'Tiny Tank'
Tiny Tank™ Cast Iron Plant foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 16 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7
Other Names: Bar Room Plant
Brand: Garden Debut
This smaller selection is as tough as its name implies; dark green blade like foliage with white specs forms rosettes, and masses to make an excellent deep shade groundcover or container accent; very tolerant, and makes a great houseplant
Features & Attributes
Tiny Tank™ Cast Iron Plant's attractive sword-like leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive white spots throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
This is a dense herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Tiny Tank™ Cast Iron Plant can be expected to grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --
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