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Aspidistra yingjiangensis 'Bangkok's Big Bang'

Bangkok's Big Bang Cast Iron Plant

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Item #: 7540

Zones: 9a to 10b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Thailand

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

This selection of a Thailand native cast iron plant was shared by Chanrit Sinhabaedya of Thailand. Aspidistra yingjiangensis 'Bangkok's Big Bang' produces 36" long x 1.5" wide leaves of dark green, highlighted by small- to medium-sized yellow spots. Aspidistra 'Bangkok's Big Bang' is similar to Aspidistra 'Singapore Sling' but with smaller spots. For us, Aspidistra yingjiangensis, discovered in 1989, has been winter-hardy to 10 degrees F, although the leaves burn to the ground and the new foliage doesn't emerge before mid-June.