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Commonly known as Japanese figleaf palm
Architectural evergreen tolerant of coastal exposure and atmospheric pollution.
Genus of 2 or 3 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees from eastern Asia.
EvergreenShrubs or small trees
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.Under glass - loam based potting bright filtered light.
Full sunOr light shade - variegated cultivars need partial shade.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowTolerates coastal exposure.Pests & DiseasesMealybugs and scale insects can be a problem in greenhouse - outside cold winds can cause dieback.Place of originEastern Asia.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of FATSIA
excellent glossy foliage and an attractive habit which makes for an architectural or feature plant
slow growing form with the leaves heavily speckled with white variegation sometimes spreading over a whole leaf
rarer variegated form with white or gold edging to the leaves
longer stalked, less glossy leaves than F. japonica. A recently introduced Taiwanese species which is frost hardy to -10° and has made a very attractive free standing shrub here