Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Cast Iron Plant

One of the toughest you can grow, cast-iron plant withstands neglect, low light, low humidity, and a wide range of temperatures. It grows slowly so purchase a plant that is large enough for the space in which you intend to use it. Several varieties have white or yellow variegation on their leaves.

Why We Love It: This plant really lives up to its name: It's nearly indestructible.

Name: Aspidistra elatior

Growing Conditions: Low light; 45-85 degrees F.; keep evenly moist during active growth, barely moist in fall and winter

Size: To 2 feet tall and wide