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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Aspidistra elatior.

Material uses

Aspidistras can be grown as a ground cover in a shady position[1].
There are no material uses listed for Aspidistra elatior.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The roots, stems and leaves are febrifuge, styptic and tonic. Strengthens bones and muscles[2]. A decoction of the root, stems or leaves is used in the treatment of abdominal cramps, amenorrhoea, diarrhoea, myalgia, traumatic injuries and urinary stones[2][3].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for at least their first winter in the greenhouse. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts.

Division as the plant comes into growth in the spring[4].

Suckers. Best removed in the autumn and grown on in the greenhouse for the first winter.

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Cultivation

Prefers a shady position in a rich well-drained soil[4]. Tolerates poor soils and drought[4].

Almost hardy in Britain[5], plants can withstand temperatures down to about -15°c if they are well sited[4]. A plant growing under shrubs in Worcestershire has survived in the garden for over 30 years[6].

This plant used to be commonly grown as a house plant, it tolerates considerable neglect[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Aspidistra elatior.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Aspidistra elatior
Genus
Aspidistra
Family
Convallariaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
partial sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 ? A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X ()
  3. ? 3.03.1 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  6. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
  7. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-58
  8. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

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