cast-iron plant


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cast-iron plant

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Noun1.cast-iron plant - evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leavescast-iron plant - evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Aspidistra - genus of eastern Asiatic herbs; sometimes placed in the family Convallariaceae
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They'll even eat aspidistra, the old cast-iron plant."
Indoor plants: The aptly named cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) and Grape ivy (Cissus rhombifolia) display striking foliage.
This Asian-native plant is commonly known as the "cast-iron plant" or "iron plant." It sports large, leathery leaves.