Paperplant

Fatsia japonica

Photo/Illustration: 
David Cavagnaro
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Paperplant (Fatsia japonica)
FAT-see-ah jah-PON-ih-kah
Synonyms:  Aralia japonica, Aralia sieboldii
Japanese fatsia has very large, hand-shaped glossy leaves that glow in the shade. New leaves fan out on stiff stems all along the ringed trunks. The flower clusters of older fatsias attract bees. -Nellie Neal, Regional Picks: Southeast, Fine Gardening issue #127
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Makes a good houseplant.
Care:  Moist, rich, well-drained soil.
Propagation:   From cuttings or from seed.
Problems:  No serious problems.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Brown Flower,
White Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Container,
Indoor Plant,
Hedge
Type
Shrubs

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