False Castor Oil Plant

Fatsia japonica

Castor oil plant, Fatsi, Fig-leaf palm, Glossy-leaved paper plant, Japanese aralia

Fatsia japonica0
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Fatsia japonica0
by MPF (CC BY 2.5)
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This is an evergreen shrub with large, distinctive, leathery leaves which are palmately lobed and small white flowers in dense clusters. It has a spreading habit and is commonly grown as a garden ornamental.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings

Special features

Attracts bees
Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Japan, Asia

Environment

Light

Partial Sun, Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Araliaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None
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