[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]
[Japanese Fatsia]

Fatsia [Japanese Fatsia]

Fatsia japonica

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The perfect plant to bring zen into your living space. Fatsia japonica gets its name from the Japanese word ‘fatsi’, meaning ‘eight’, because its magnificent leaves have eight lobes. It is native to the southern Japanese islands, Korea, and Taiwan, where it grows in subtropical conditions.

It's an easy plant to grow too, adaptable to a variety of conditions and can be grown outdoors or in.

Available in a 20cm grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately 


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Caring for Fatsia

Light

Fatsia enjoys a mix of sun and shade, but can adapt to a variety of light conditions. Morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal. Too little light and growth can get leggy, while full day sun will likely scorch those perfect leaves. If grown outdoors, keep in a position sheltered from wind and freezing temperatures. It can withstand cold, but not a hard frost. 

Water & humidity

Fatsia enjoys keeping slightly moist in summer, but never soggy. Yellow dropping leaves indicate overwatering. Let the top 1-2cm of soil dry out before watering again deeply. In winter you can let the plant dry out a little more. Remember the more light and heat it gets the more water it will need.

Feeding

Fatsia is a fast grower and enjoyes regular feeding every second week in summer with a small amount of balanced fertiliser. Don't feed in winter.

Re-potting

Re-pot every year in a well draining mixture of potting soil. It also likes slightly acid soil (tip: mulch with pine needles to raise acidity). You can propagate from cuttings in Spring.

Atrium Top Tip

Good pruning! To keep this plant looking bushy and at its best, it will need to be pruned every Spring. By cutting off weak, thin stems where they join the trunk, and nipping off the tops of the taller stems, it will encourage fuller, stronger growth. 

Quirky plant fact

In their native habitat the Fatsia can grow up to sixteen feet high, and over time may reach up to six feet in your home. It was a favourite houseplant in the Victorian era