Fatsia japonica variegata - Plant
Common name: glossy-leaved paper plant
Color: Creamy white
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 16.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Japanese aralia care is easy if you give the plant a good location. It likes medium to full shade and slightly acidic, compost-rich soil. It also grows well in large containers placed on shady patios or under trees. Excessive sunlight and strong winds damage the leaves. It is a tropical plant that needs the warm temperatures found in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water the plant often enough to keep the soil moist at all times.
- Check plants growing in containers often as they can dry out quickly.
- Fertilize plants growing in the ground in spring after the danger of frost has passed.
- Use a tree and shrub fertilizer with an analysis of 12-6-6 or similar every year.
- Fertilize potted plants with a fertilizer designed for plants growing in containers.
- Follow the package instructions, withholding fertilizer in fall and winter.
Houseplant for bright shady conditions.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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