These plants are perennial herbs. The Aspidistra elatior has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. Aspidistra elatior Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a greenwhite colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 60 cm high.
Exposure Aspidistra elatior
Plant which favours shady spots, avoid exposing it to direct sunrays, especially during the warmest hours of the day. We suggest growing the the Aspidistra elatior In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.
Watering Aspidistra elatior
Letís avoid watering the the Aspidistra elatior excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Aspidistra elatior
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Aspidistra elatior
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes - Aspidistra elatior
If desired, we can grow the the Aspidistra elatior in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.