Fatsia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araliaceae, native to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China. The most common species is Fatsia japonica, also known as the Japanese aralia.
Fatsia plants are evergreen shrubs that can reach up to 2-3 meters in height and width. The leaves are large, dark green, glossy, and deeply lobed, resembling a hand with several fingers. The foliage is quite striking and adds a tropical feel to any garden or indoor space.
Fatsia plants produce clusters of small, white flowers in the fall, which eventually develop into small black berries. They are easy to grow and can tolerate a wide range of conditions, including shade, partial sun, and moist soil. They are also resistant to pests and diseases, making them a great choice for beginners or anyone looking for a low-maintenance plant.
Fatsia plants are commonly used as houseplants, landscape shrubs, and in mixed borders. They can also be grown as focal points in large containers or as specimen plants.