Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa'
Milky Way Cast Iron Plant
Item #: 6587
Zones: 8b to 10b
Height: 18" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Aspidistra 'Amanogawa' is the real Milky Way cast iron plant...not the non-striped mutation everyone sells as Aspidistra 'Milky Way'. Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa' (translated = Milky Way) makes a tight clump of 18" tall x 2" wide dark green leaves, each heavily spotted with creamy yellow among the longitudinal creamy white and yellow stripes. You'll need a GPS to navigate your way around these contrasting leaf patterns. Occasional sports without stripes should be removed to keep the integrity of the cultivar intact. Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa' isn't winter hardy below 15 degrees F, so use this lovely cast iron plant as a container specimen in cold climates.