Fatsia Polycarpa

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Fatsia polycarpa, also known as Taiwanese Fatsia, belongs to the Araliaceae family. This plant originates from Taiwan and is closely related to the more well-known Fatsia japonica. It is valued for its lush, tropical foliage and its ability to thrive in various garden environments.


Leaves: The leaves of Fatsia polycarpa are large, deeply lobed, and have a palmate (hand-shaped) appearance. They can reach a diameter of 30-45 cm. The foliage is glossy and dark green, giving it a very lush and tropical look.

Stems: The stems are robust and can become somewhat woody with age. They effectively support the large, decorative leaves.

Flowers: In autumn, Fatsia polycarpa produces small, white to cream-colored flowers in round clusters. These flowers are followed by small, black berries.

Growth Form

Size: Fatsia polycarpa can reach a height of 1.5 to 3 meters and spread out about the same width. It has an upright, somewhat bushy growth form.

Habit: This plant is evergreen in warmer climates, retaining its foliage year-round. In cooler climates, it may lose some leaves but usually recovers well in spring.

Care Requirements

Light: Fatsia polycarpa prefers partial to full shade. It can tolerate some morning sun, but too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves.

Watering: It enjoys consistent moisture but dislikes waterlogging. The soil should be well-draining. During the growing season, the soil should be kept consistently moist, but reduce watering in winter.

Humidity: This plant appreciates high humidity, making it ideal for temperate gardens with good humidity levels. Indoors, occasional misting can be helpful in dry air.

Soil: A rich, well-draining soil is ideal. Adding organic material such as compost can improve soil quality and drainage.

Temperature: Fatsia polycarpa thrives in mild to warm temperatures. It tolerates occasional frost but should be protected from severe frost.

Fertilization: During the growing season, a balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be used to support healthy growth.

Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary, but you can trim it to control its size and shape. Remove dead or damaged leaves to maintain its appearance.


Cuttings: Fatsia polycarpa can be propagated by stem cuttings. Take cuttings in spring or summer and root them in a moist, well-draining medium.

Seeds: It can also be grown from seeds, but this method is slower and less commonly used than propagation by cuttings.


Fatsia polycarpa is an excellent plant for adding a tropical flair to gardens, terraces, and indoor spaces. It can be used as a solitary plant, in shaded borders, or as part of a mixed container planting. Its striking foliage makes it a popular choice for decorative gardens.


Fatsia polycarpa is a versatile and attractive plant that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of many garden settings. With the right care, it can thrive and bring a touch of the tropics to any garden or indoor space.

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