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Fatsia Japonica For Sale

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Japanese Aralia Fatsia – Best In New Zealand

Adding colourful shrubs such as Fatsia japonica to your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Japanese Aralia plants and the right one for your space. These have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We grow and stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Fatsia japonica, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Fatsia Japonica Questions

1. How fast does Fatsia grow?

Fatsia grows quickly in New Zealand owing to the mild winters and warm summers. In ideal conditions, Fatsia can grow up to 50-60 cm per year. Here are some tips for growing Fatsia quickly:

2. How much are Fatsia plants?

The cost of Fatsia plants can range between $20 and $200 depending on the size grade. A more expensive plant will often be another year older. The Plant Company recommends buying larger plants as very small plants can take a long time to establish and are at risk of dying.

3. Are Fatsia easy to grow?

Fatsia is a relatively easy plant to grow. It is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, including partial shade to full shade, and cooler temperatures. Fatsia is also relatively low-maintenance. Here are some tips for growing Fatsia:

With proper care, your Fatsia will thrive and grow into a beautiful and lush plant.

4. Is Fatsia the same as castor oil plant?

Fatsia is not the same as the castor oil plant. Fatsia japonica, also known as the false castor oil plant, is a member of the Araliaceae family, while the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. Fatsia is a non-toxic ornamental plant, while the castor oil plant is a poisonous plant that can be fatal if ingested.

The two plants have similar-looking leaves, which is why Fatsia is sometimes called the false castor oil plant. However, there are some key differences between the two plants:

Another key difference between Fatsia and the castor oil plant is their size. Fatsia is a shrub that can grow up to 2 m tall, while the castor oil plant is a tree that can grow up to 15 m tall.

5. Is Fatsia japonica rare?

The common Fatsia japonica species is not rare. It's readily available at The Plant Company and other nurseries. However, some varieties can be harder to source:

6. Which Fatsia is most hardy?

Determining the "most hardy" Fatsia is a bit tricky, as several factors play a part. As a general guide, Fatsia japonica is generally tolerant of temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) but can lose some foliage or experience dieback in colder climates. Fatsia japonica 'Variegata' is more susceptible to cold than the green species, potentially showing damage at or slightly above -5°C (23°F).

7. Where is the best place to plant Fatsia japonica?

Choosing the best place to plant your Fatsia japonica depends on several factors, including:

Climate and Hardiness:

Sun Exposure:

Soil and Drainage:

Space and Growth:

Visual Appeal:

Here are some specific examples of ideal planting locations:

By considering these factors and observing your specific garden conditions, you can choose the perfect spot for your Fatsia japonica to thrive and bring its graceful beauty to your outdoor space.

8. Is Fatsia poisonous to dogs?

While Fatsia japonica might look enticing with its large, glossy leaves, it's important to note that it's toxic to dogs (and cats) if ingested. The entire plant, including the leaves, stems, and berries, contains saponins, which are natural toxins that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms in animals.

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