Fatsia Japonica Facts
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The Fatsia japonica is a beautiful, low maintenance plant that grows clusters of creamy white flowers in the fall and shiny, black, inedible fruit in the winter. The Fatsia japonica is a landscaping plant that requires little sun.
The Fatsia japonica has broad, deep-lobed dark green leaves and stiff stems. The upright stems bend and curve, reaching approximately 8 feet tall.
The plant has no serious insect or disease problems. Soil that is too moist can lead to root rot. Bugs to watch for include aphids, mealybugs, scale, thrips and spider mites.
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