Fatsia Japonica "Spiders Web"
+ Comes in a 6" plastic pot.
A typical Japanese name for this plant is called yatsude, meaning "eight fingers," which are a nod to its eight leaf lobes. It is an evergreen, so can be planted outdoors. Fun fact: This plant has effectively been show to remove gaseous formaldehyde from indoor air.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Araliaceae / Fatsia
Fatsia Japonica / Variegated Japanese Aralia / Spiders Web Fatsia Japonica
Moderate grower, reaching heights of 5 to 6 feet outdoors. Indoors, it can grow upwards of 3 feet within the proper container. Leaves can get 18" across.
Zones 8-10 outdoors.
This is a moderately difficult indoor plant. It requires regular watering, and relatively high humidity, it also likes warmer environments, so keep out of drafty cold spots in your home.
Prefers full shade or part shade outdoors. Indoors, give it bright Northern light.
Water weekly in the summer, as the fatsia likes moist soil during the growing season. In the winter time you can cut back. The bigger thing is the humidity, fatsia like high humidity, so if you cannot provide a humidifier, then put your plant on a pebble trey.
Grown best in fertile soil. Fertilize once a month, to maximize growth.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes. It produces a cluster of small white flowers.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
Toxic. The sap of the plant can cause irritation to the skin.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes both by seed and stem-tip cutting.
Fatsia hate cold or dry air, make sure that the Aralia is in a warm spot in your home / Common Pests: Spider mites.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.