False Castor Oil Plant
Fatsia japonica
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers tepid constant temperatures through the whole year (average under 20 °C).
pH range 5.5 - 8.0
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid temperate

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Names

Other common names Fatsia, Paperplant, Japanese Aralia
Family Araliaceae
Other scientific names Aralia japonica, A. sieboldii

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 7 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -17°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    9
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Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • black