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Aspidistra leaves gone brown

wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
My aspidistra was outside for over a year and I forgot about it. There are now some ruined leaves but there are still some new ones coming up . Can this browning effect be reversed or recovered back to green? Or should I cut them off? Thanks in advance. 


  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Just trim them off. Leave about 3cm of stalk.  They are very tough plants. I once left mine out all winter, by accident, and it's still going strong. They like to be pot bound, I was given mine as a child, in the 1960s and have only repotted it 3 times as they dislike being moved. The last time I  did it was to divide it so that I could put it in a smaller pot which would fit my jardinier better. I ended up with 2 large plants which I have kept and 6 smaller ones which have been rehomed. Yours looks as though it is a variegated variety. If you let too many completely green leaves remain you will lose this colouring. I can trace mine back to earlier than 1850!!!
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
    Sorry for the late reply Joy. Thank you so much for this advice on aspidistra. I have done that. Is there any advice on repotting aspidistra?
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