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FATSIA japonica 'Spider's Web'
Commonly known as False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm
Slow growing form with the leaves heavily speckled with white variegation sometimes spreading over a whole leaf
Evergreen - thick stems bearing hairless, 7-11-lobed, usually toothed leaves 15-40cm (6-16in) long
Height - 2.5m (8ft)
Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - rounded shrub. Produces 5-petalled flowers 6mm (¼in) across in branching, long-stalked umbels 2.5-4cm (1-1½in) across forming bunches. Small, spherical, black fruit.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - tolerant of coastal exposure and atmospheric pollution. Good for a sheltered courtyard.
Pests & Diseases - under glass - mealy bugs, scale insects
Place of origin - Japan
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - under glass use loam-based compost (JI No. 3)
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Fatsia - Growing Guide
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5