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Aspidistra guangxiensis 'Stretch Marks'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Aspidistra guangxiensis Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Cast Iron Plant

Item #: 7059

Zones: 8a to 10b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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We selected Aspidistra 'Stretch Marks' from a group of the rare Chinese native Aspidistra guangxiensis. Each broad (10" tall x 3" wide) medium green leaf is liberally speckled with random, creamy yellow, non-concentric spots which seem to have been stretched into oval patterns. The leaves are held atop thin, 8" long, chicken-leg-like stalks. Aspidistra 'Stretch Marks' makes a tight clump, adorned in midsummer (late June in NC) with flowers that lay on the soil and resemble 1.5" wide, small psychedelic Star of Davids...I'm not making this up. We have had this cast iron plant in our Zone 7b garden since 2003 and although it gets fried to the ground every winter, it always returns in late spring. Aspidistra guangxiensis remains evergreen to the low 20's, but in colder climates makes a wonderful houseplant.

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