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lovestogarden

My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Aspidistra elatior

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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lovestogarden

I found some #flowers on the #castironplant while cleaning up some bedding. They are so #unique . #Aspidistraelatior #aspidistra #flower #foliageplant

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ShelleySnyder

WHAT!!? I've had a castiron plant for 35 to 40 years and never seen a flower! Obviously they want more heat than I have!😜💘😍

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lovestogarden

Shelley, you really have to search to find the flowers. They are usually under a bit of dirt and such. This is only the second time I have found them. Both times I was cleaning out leaves and only knew to look because my friend had told me about them. Apparently snails and slugs are their pollinators. @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

@lovestogarden oh I see! That's probably the reason I've never seen one cuz I don't clean around it! Shame on me!!😜😂😂💘😍

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lovestogarden

😂😂😂 The first time, I was yanking a bunch out and saw it.... That works too. 😉❤ @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Now that could happen one day!😂😂😁💘😍

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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lovestogarden

A very rare occurrence! I saw a yellowed leaf on this today and pulled it. I ended up yanking this whole thing up and found it flowering. I have had this for over twenty years and have never seen this before! Start from Ma.

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Muzz67

Wonderful surprise 😁

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SikoMa

Omg.... It looks like a creepy little hand in the bottom right pic😂🖐

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sambucussam

Yes very rare. Their flowers are formed on the soil due to them being pollinated by slugs in the wild. Great stuff @lovestogarden 🐌 😊 👍

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winston30piggy

That's friggin cool!

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columbiariver

That's very cool.

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lovestogarden

Slugs? Not my yard! 😱 @sambucussam, ok, ok. I do have slugs and they are BIG! Finally there was something good that came from those slimy guys! Thanks for the info!

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sambucussam

That is not to say slugs have pollinated your Aspidistra, but just in case they want too the plant will throw out a very low growing flower for them to reach easily. Quite cute really. But it is very rare. Goodo. 😀

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lovestogarden

Interesting! Thanks for the info! @sambucussam

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sambucussam

No probs 😊

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Acetaker

NOW THAT'S COOL, JANICE ❣ I was looking at your plants and saw the name..hmm🤔hence the name..❣

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