75 cm 21 cm

Fatsia Japonica - houseplant

Fatsia Japonica is also called The Fingerplant in the Netherlands due to its leaves that look like hands. This room and garden plant is evergreen. Note: not frost resistant!
Height (incl. pot):
± 75 cm
Pot ⌀:
21 cm

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Fatsia Japonica


The origin of the Fatsia Japonica is East Asia. The Fatsia has a tough look due to its large leaves. The houseplant requires little maintenance, can be in partial shade and is therefore very suitable for offices.


Generally give moderate watering, in the growing period that runs from March to August a little more than in the winter. You can let the soil dry out a little before watering again. However, do not leave the roots in the water, as this causes root rot.


If the pot is provided (or you provide it yourself) with a substrate and a water meter, watering is easy! On arrival there is little water in it, fill the pot slowly with water (sometimes wait a while) and you will see that the meter rises automatically. All you have to do is keep an eye on this meter. If you go on holiday then you can fill the pot almost half full (you can see this on the meter that is well above its maximum) and you can safely go 3 weeks away. In addition, it is not a problem if the plants do not get too much water too quickly. The substrate absorbs the water, so if the water meter is at the bottom, the substrate is still moist, but there is no more water at the bottom of the pot. The plant then has more than enough space for 4 summer days.


Spray the Fatsia Japonica occasionally to remove dust from the leaves and prevent vermin. Spraying also promotes the quality and decorative value of the houseplant.


The Fatsia can be in half shade as well as in a light 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.

Minimum temperature

16 ° C during the day

8 ° C at night


The Fatsia Japonica needs little power. After purchase, the Fatsia can go for months without food. Give food only in the spring or summer. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots. Check the package for the correct dosage.


It is best to transfer a Fatsia Japonica immediately after purchase into a larger pot. Spring is the best period for replanting. A larger pot will stimulate growth and the advantage is a larger buffer soil so that the water is more spread and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert cover for large pots.

Leaf damage

If a Fatsia gets discolored leaves, this is probably due to too much water. The lower leaves will hang over time, this is a natural process, simply cut these leaves.


The shape of a Fatsia Japonica is not possible due to its shape.


The Fatsia Japonica is a poisonous plant.


Unfortunately, the Fatsia Japonica is susceptible to pests and diseases. Lice are common, how and why this can occur is difficult to say. It can be due to a trip or its natural environment (forest)

The Fatsia Japonica is an evergreen finger plant.


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