False Castor Oil Plant
Also known as
Japanese Fatsia, Japanese Aralia, Castor Oil Plant, Fatsi, Fig-Leaf Palm, Glossy-Leaved Paper Plant, Paperplant
Fatsia japonica.003 - Zapateira by Drow male (CC BY-SA 4.0)
This plant has no fragrance
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False Castor Oil Plant Overview
Fatsia japonica is an evergreen shrub with large, distinctive, leathery, dark green leaves which are deeply lobed and it produces spherical white-cream flowers in dense clusters during the latter months of the year, followed by small black fruits. It has a spreading habit and is commonly grown as a garden ornamental, particularly suitable for shaded areas. It was favoured in the UK by the Victorians and Edwardians due to its fine architectural qualities! Commonly known by the names False Castor Oil Plant, Japanese Aralia and Japanese Fatsia, amongst others. Fatsia japonica has an upright spreading habit, it will grow to a beehive shape about 1.25m high. Also known as Aralia japonica.
Common problems with False Castor Oil Plant
They're rarely bothered by pests and diseases.
How to harvest False Castor Oil Plant
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate False Castor Oil Plant
Take greenwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of False Castor Oil Plant
Other uses of False Castor Oil Plant
This low maintenance plant suits being used to provide architectural interest in urban courtyard spaces and sheltered flower borders in cottage style gardens.
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