This stunning plant has huge palmate dark green leaves that are speckled with white as its principle attraction.
Light: Moderate indirect light. Exposure to bright, direct sunlight can bleach the plant's leaves, so only place it beneath diffused morning light, never harsh afternoon rays.
Water: Regular moisture is essential for the Japanese aralia during its growing season (spring and summer). Water regularly to ensure the soil never dries out, saturating the soil completely until water runs from the container's drainage holes. During the fall and winter months, cut back on your watering slightly to allow the plant to rest.
Feed: Apply half strength of general-purpose fertilizer once a month at most during the growing season.
Air Purifying: Yes, known to remove formaldehyde from the air.
Toxicity: Non-toxic, pet-friendly.
Growth Rate: moderate to fast
Common Names: fatsi, paperplant, false castor oil plant, or Japanese aralia
Origin: Japan, Southern Korea
*Please note: Plants may not look exactly as shown.