The Plant that lives up to its name!
The Story of the Cast Iron Plant - The Aspidistra elatior plant also called the Cast Iron plant and Beer plant is an easy to care for plant. Originally from Japan, the Aspidistra made its way to Europe in the 1820’s. It got the name Cast Iron plant during the Industrial Revolution because it was such a tough plant that could withstand neglect on the factory floor. Aspidistra’s were also found in bank lobbies, boarding houses & barrooms. Bartenders sometimes poured what was left in customers beer glasses into the plants , thus the nickname Beer Plant. The novelist George Orwell , know for writing “Animal Farm” and “ Nineteen Eighty Four” even wrote a book highlighting the Aspidistra in 1936 called “Keep the Aspidistra flying.” Child and pet-friendly.