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Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica is also known as Aralia sieboldii, Fatsi, Paper plant, False Castor Oil Plant, Fig-leaf Palm, Glossy-leaf Paper Plant, or Japanese Aralia. It is part of the Araliaceae family of plants and it is native to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

It is an evergreen shrub. Fatsia japonica leaves palmately lobed and can get as large as 45cm or in width. Fatsia japonica flowers in autumn. The small white flowers appear in clusters that look like globes. After flowering, Fatsia japonica produces black fruit.

Fatsia japonica
Fatsia japonica

The name Fatsi is from the Japanese word for number eight referring to the leaf lobes. However the plant is known as Yatsude 八つ手 in Japan.

Fatsia japonica can grow to 4m or 13ft. Plant Fatsia japonica in moist but well-drained soil in the sun, or partial shade or full shade. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

Fatsia japonica
Fatsia japonica
Fatsia japonica
Fatsia japonica white globes flowers

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