Stars and Stripes Castiron Plant. This is a very nice variegated form of A. elatior. The leaves can reach up to 36" tall by 4" wide. What is so unusual about it is that every leaf has some variegation of yellowish vertical streaks and a light sprinkling of "stars" throughout. Most variegations of this type are not very stable, but this one is amazingly uniform. As with all Aspidistras, they like dense shade with adequate drainage. They are also very adaptable as a container plant as well in zone 8 or higher or as a house plant in colder climes.