I'm the Japanese Aralia, a hardy and evergreen houseplant here to fill that empty corner of your home. I am a top choice for a large and full indoor plant. My beautiful, leather-like leaves will create a dramatic statement amongst your other plants. They are known to easily welcome good fortune and luck as they resemble enormous spread hands. I am easy to care for, pet-friendly, and am great at keeping the air in your home clean.
Difficulty Level: easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: keep the soil moist
Plant Traits: pet-friendly, air purifying, easy to care for
The Japanese Aralia plant is comprised of huge, dramatic foliaged that is dark green, glossy, and hand-shaped. It is a great plant for adding a tropical feel to your home or filling and empty corner because of how bushy it can get. During maturity, the leaves can get as big as 1' long and the plant can reach heights of up to 6' tall indoors. This is a great choice for an air purifying plant as it efficiently removes toluene, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide from the air. It is also non-toxic to pets.
Botanical Name: Fatsia japonica
Nicknames: Japanese Aralia, Japanese Fatsia, Glossy-leaved Paper Plant, False Castor Oil
Plant Type: Shrub
Native To: Japan
Mature Size: Up to 6' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Dark green
Leaf Shape: Hand-shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Living room, bedroom
Health Benefits: It efficiently removes toluene, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide from the air
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
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Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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Ideally needs bright, indirect light to thrive indoors. You can it outside during summer for some sunshine and fresh air but keep out of direct sunlight or the leaves will burn. This plant needs full shade.
Keep the soil evenly moist at all times during the growing season, not letting the soil dry out. Water about once a week. During fall and winter you can water about every other week, allowing the top of the soil to dry out.
Average household temperature and humidity is fine for this plant. Keep the plant at a temperature of about 60°F - 70°F and away from any hot or cold drafts. If your home gets extremely dry in winter, you may need to mist the leaves or place a humidifier nearby the plant.
The Japanese Aralia plant grows about 6"-12" a year and can reach heights of about 6" indoors or 16" tall outdoors. Fertilize every 2 weeks in spring and summer and about once a month in fall and winter using aa half strength fertilizer.
Repot your plant once a year during the early spring. Since it is an avid growing, keep an eye out for roots growing out of the pot. Repot with a planter that is 1" larger than the current size using a rich soil that can hold some moisture.
You can propagate this plant with stem-tip cuttings. Take a sharp, clean knife and cut a stem off a mature plant during the growing season and use a rooting hormone. Plant the cutting in pot with well-draining soil and keep in a very humid location until new growth appears.
Safe and non-toxic to pets.