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Fatsia japonica

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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 CharacteristicsMakes a good houseplant.

CareMoist, rich, well-drained soil.

Propagation From cuttings or from seed.

ProblemsNo serious problems.

  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Flower Color : White
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