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Aspidistra Fern Common Name: Aspidistra, Cast-iron plant

Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior "Lurida", Aspidistra elatior "Variegata", Aspidistra elatior "Minor", Aspidistra elatior "Milky Way" (Liliaceae Family)

Seasonal Availability: Year-round

Vase Life: 12 - 16 days

A large, lance-shaped (lanceolate) leaf with a heavy midrib. Overall size varies by cultivar buy averages 15" - 18" long and 3" - 6" wide. Colors also vary, with the most common sold being green, a variegated green/white, and the yellow speckling against the green leaf.

Purchasing Hints: Leaf tips and edges should be free from browning or yellowing. Overall leaf surface should be glossy and damage-free.

Care and Handling: Remove bundle ties and slant cut one inch from stems base. Place stems in tepid, 2" - 3" water. Condition at room temperature for an hour and then place in a 36F degree cooler.

Design Tips: Excellent foliage for tropical and large arrangements. Use as background foliage, roll into "ti roses", or cut into "tea-louvers". Double cut the stems base int a "V" shape for easy insertion into floral foam.

Where to find Aspidistra Fern:

Albin Hagstrom & Son, Inc.
Alpha Fern Company
Bill Newbold Ferneries
Bryan Groves-Fern Division
C.W. Peterson Ferneries
Charles A. Morris Fernery
Charles S. Murphy Fernery, Inc.
Custom Cut Foliage
D.I. Hansen Ferneries
East Forest Ferns
Emporia Farms
Evergreen Ferneries
Fancy Foliage, Inc.
Florida Fern & Greens
Flowertree Nursery, Inc.
Forest Grove Ferneries
Freeman Greenlund Ferneries
Gator Greens Co.
Grandview Greenhouses
Green Acres Fernery & Citrus, Inc.
Greens Direct
H & H Greens
Heritage Fine Foliage
Hopkins Quality Foliage, Inc.

Hunter Fern Company
Lake George Ferns, Inc.
Lars Hagstrom Ferneries
Lawrence Farms, Inc.
Lemuel Herring Ferneries
Markalee Blackwelder Fern
Morris Hagstrom Ferneries
Neal Carper Ferneries
Pridgeon Ferneries, Inc.
Raiford G. Hagstrom
Richard Hagstrom Ferneries
Robert F. Greenlund Ferneries
Robert Stone Ferneries
Ron Puckett-Floral Tip Ferns
Ronald Jones Ferneries
Ronald E. Clifton Ferneries
Rusty Harper Ferneries
Sun State Ferneries, Inc.
Tiki Exports, Inc.
Trivett & Sons
Underhill Ferneries
Victor A. Powell Ferneries
W.F.R., Inc.
Warner Ferneries

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Florida Fern Growers Association
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, CHARLES H. BRONSON, Commissioner