DescriptionThe genus Aspidistra belongs to 8 species of perennial evergreen resistant rhizomatous plants, of which only one is usually grown - aspidistra high (Aspidistra elatior). It is a stemless species up to 50-60 cm tall, with elongated elliptical dark green leathery leaves with long petioles (50 cm) and poorly decorative single yellow or dark brown flowers. Indoor plants rarely bloom. The variety 'Mottled' has longer leaves in small spots.
Location: diffused light at home, partial shade in the open air
Temperature: resistant to temperature fluctuations
Watering: spring-summer regular
Flowering time: in summer
Height: 50-60 cm
Transplanting: in spring once every 2 years
Appearance maintenance: wipe the leaves from dust
Aspidistra is grown in pots and flower pots, sometimes very large (with a diameter of 30-40 cm or more) at home or outdoors on balconies and terraces. It is used for landscaping various rooms, even heavily shaded ones. In the open air, aspidistra is often watered and sprayed. Plants are removed to the house with the onset of the first cold weather, because they are afraid of frost.
Aspidistra easily tolerates various atmospheric pollutants associated with smoke and gas, withstands the lack of light and humidity, which at home is the main enemy of almost all decorative-leaved species.
The soil mixture for cultivation is made up of turf and humus earth with the addition of a small amount of sand (aspidistra tolerates heavier soil) and 30 g of complex fertilizer per bucket. In spring and summer, once every 20-30 days, a mineral complex fertilizer is added to the water for irrigation in the amount of 20 g per bucket.