The origin of the Fatsia Japonica is East Asia. The Fatsia has a tough appearance because of its large leaves. The houseplant needs little maintenance, can be in the partial shade and is therefore very suitable for offices.
Generally moderate watering, in the growth period that runs from March to August a little more as in winter. You can let the soil dry out a little before watering again. Do not leave the roots in the water, this causes root rot.
If the pot is provided (or you provide it yourself) with a substrate and a water meter, watering is easy! Upon arrival there is little water, fill the pot slowly with water (sometimes wait) and you will see that the meter automatically rises. All you have to do is keep an eye on this meter. If you go on vacation, you can fill the pot almost half full (you can see this at the meter which comes to an end above its maximum) and you can safely leave for 3 weeks. In addition, it is also not bad if the plants do not get too much water too quickly. The substrate absorbs the water, so when the water meter is at the bottom the substrate is still damp, but there is no water at the bottom of the pot. The plant then has more than enough for 4 summer days.
The Fatsia Japonica occasionally spray to remove dust from the leaves and prevent pests. Spraying also promotes the quality and ornamental value of the houseplant.
The Fatsia can stand in both partial shade and in a bright spot. 4 to 5 hours of sunlight per day is sufficient. The plant can also stand well in the garden or on a terrace. The plant is not frost resistant.
16 ° C during the day
4 ° C at night
The Fatsia Japonica needs little nutrition. After purchase, the Fatsia can still be without food for months. Feeding only in the spring or summer. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots. Check the packaging for the correct dosage.
A Fatsia Japonica can best be transferred to a larger pot immediately after purchase. The best period for overpeeling is spring. A larger pot will stimulate the growth and the advantage is a larger buffer soil so that the water is more dispersed and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro granules on the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert with large pots.
If a Fatsia gets discolored leaves, it is most likely due to too much water. The lower leaves will hang over time, this is a natural process, cut these leaves easily.
Shaping a Fatsia Japonica is not possible due to its shape.
The Fatsia Japonica is a poisonous plant.
Unfortunately, the Fatsia Japonica is sensitive to pests and diseases. Often, lice, how and why this can occur is difficult to say. It can be through draft or its natural environment (forest)
The Fatsia Japonica is an evergreen finger plant.