Paperplant, Japanese Aralia, Japanese Fatsia Fatsia japonica - Aralia sieboldii , Dimorphanthus japonicus

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Botanical Name:

Fatsia japonica

Family:

Araliaceae

Genus:

Fatsia

Species:

japonica

Common Name:

Paperplant, Japanese Aralia, Japanese Fatsia

Height:
10-15 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9

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  • Fatsia japonica

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, requires light for germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Fatsia japonica (fatsi or Japanese aralia, syn. Aralia japonica Thunb., A. sieboldii Hort. ex K.Koch) is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to southern Japan and South Korea.
* It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3–6 m (9.8–20 ft) tall, with stout, sparsely branched stems. The leaves are spirally-arranged, large, 20–50 cm (7.9–20 in) in width and on a petiole up to 50 cm (20 in) long, leathery, palmately lobed, with 7–9 broad lobes, divided to half or two-thirds of the way to the base of the leaf; the lobes are edged with coarse, blunt teeth. The flowers are small, white, borne in dense terminal compound umbels in late autumn or early winter, followed by small black fruit.
* It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions where winters do not fall below about -15°C. F. japonica have been shown to effectively remove gaseous formaldehyde from indoor air. more...
* Bold, shiny, dark green palmate leaves more than 1' across, forms a large, rounded, open shrub, white flowers in fall, should be grown in shade, as sun and wind brown the leaves, often grown as a house plant, native to Japan.