Plant Care Fatsia Plant

Fatsia Plant

4.5 out of 5 (28 experiences)

Fatsia Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Fatsia Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Fatsia Plant

Glossy-Leaved Paper Plant is a semi-dense broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree that has the appearance of tropical foliage. It grows best in acidic, well-drained organically rich soils but tolerates sandy and clay soils. It tolerates drought once established, air pollution and salt spray. It blooms in autumn and fruit ripens in mid to late winter.

Taxonomy

Fatsia japonica
Fatsia
Araliaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Japanese Aralia, Figleaf Palm, Paper Plant and Spiders Web

How to care for Fatsia Plant

Water

How often to water your Fatsia Plant

Water needs for Fatsia Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Fatsia Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fatsia Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Fatsia Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fatsia Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Fatsia Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Fatsia Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fatsia Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fatsia Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Fatsia Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Fatsia Plant

Fatsia Plant

Fatsia Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Fatsia Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 20
Fatsia Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Fatsia Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 13
Fatsia Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Fatsia Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Fatsia Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Fatsia Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Fatsia Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Kelly avatar
@Kelly
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 451 XP
globe Redditch, England
08/24/2021

I’ve almost killed this last three times and I’m never sure what it is I do to make it die. I have to cut all the leaves off and let it sprout again and she never lets me down, she always comes back fighting.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Michaklos avatar
@Michaklos
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 697 XP
globe Dundee, Scotland
08/13/2021

When I first bought this plant he was dying and on his way out. However, after I repotted him and popped him at the window he loved it!!! Happy lush plant now, easy to care for!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kstie avatar
@Kstie
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 128 XP
08/09/2021

Was super finicky until I figure it out where to put it. Starts dying often but comes back really easily

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Chloe avatar
@Chloe
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe Birmingham, England
07/15/2021

Love 🥰

J0_ avatar
@J0_
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 45 XP
06/16/2021

I named mine 4/20 because of how it’s shaped, it’s great and quick, I haven’t had any trouble growing it so far so. The leaves haven’t even browned and I forget to water sometimes

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Helron avatar
@Helron
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 288 XP
globe Hokksund, Viken
06/11/2021

holds for a really long time without dying:))

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Hattie.patten
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 408 XP
globe Wheathampstead, England
06/04/2021

I’m always spotting new leaves on this plant and it is always really healthy looking. It’s a fairly thirsty plant so it can be a little wilty but once it’s had a drink it always bounces right back.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Perran avatar
@Perran
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Braunton, England
06/01/2021

loves a light spot, keep soil moist

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Annamck avatar
@Annamck
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 196 XP
globe Barrow-in-Furness, England
05/25/2021

Grows quickly but needs to be maintained properly

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Eve avatar
@Eve
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 77 XP
05/22/2021

its pretty. mines called josh. looks like weed a bit

Jerest avatar
@Jerest
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 206 XP
05/20/2021

Make sure you keep a keen eye on this one!

Ours had scale and since it’s initial invasion, it’s been very sticky and very unhappy :(

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily

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