Aspidistra subrotata 'Mr. Jiew'
Mr. Jiew Cast Iron Plant
Item #: 8430
Zones: 9a to 10b, guessing
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Origin: China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Aspidistra subrotata 'Mr. Jiew' is a plant we picked up at Mr. Jiew's Nursery in Thailand without a name. Upon flowering, it turned out to be a species native to Thailand, Vietnam, and neighboring China. Aspidistra subrotata forms a 20" tall x 3' wide bird nest-like evergreen patch of deep green leaves, sparsely spotted with large yellow dots, and adorned at the base in December with flowers that resemble bloodshot eyes...a great excuse to throw a celebratory party.