Fatsia Jap – Spriderweb Sense – Plant Of The Week

- Posted By: Phil

Posted in: Plant Of The Week

25th August 2020

Fatsia Jap – Spriderweb Sense


This fatsia is primarily grown for its great foliage, which looks as though it has been variously dusted with icing sugar – with some leaves having had a more generous dusting than others!

It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that complement the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas of lightly dappled shade.

Garden care: Prune lightly in mid to late spring, trimming shoots that spoil the symmetry. Protect plants from cold, drying winds.


Position: partial shade

Soil: moist, well-drained soil

Rate of growth: average

Flowering period: September to October

Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)