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Varigated False Castor Oil Plant

Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'

Also known as

Fatsia

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Varigated False Castor Oil Plant Overview

Fatsia japonica 'Variegata' is an East Asian, shrubs or small trees grown for their large glossy variegated palmate leaves and its shade tolerant nature. In the autumn it produces small white flowers which are in terminal umbels. These can develop into small black fruits during winter.

Common problems with Varigated False Castor Oil Plant

Generally disease free.

How to harvest Varigated False Castor Oil Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Varigated False Castor Oil Plant

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer and provide bottom heat to promote root development.

Rhizomes

Seed

Special features of Varigated False Castor Oil Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Large, leathery green leaves that can grow to 30cm in width are edged with cream.

Autumn colour

Winter colour

Pot plant

Other uses of Varigated 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.