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Variegated Fatsia japonica

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Variegated Fatsia japonica, commonly known as Variegated Japanese Aralia or Variegated False Castor Oil Plant, is a striking evergreen shrub appreciated for its large, variegated leaves. Here's a profile of Variegated Fatsia japonica along with basic care guidelines:

Plant Profile:

  • Scientific Name: Fatsia japonica variegata
  • Common Names: Variegated Fatsia japonica, Variegated Japanese Aralia, Variegated False Castor Oil Plant
  • Origin: Native to Japan and South Korea.

Basic Care Tips:

  1. Light: Variegated Fatsia japonica thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly morning sun, but avoid intense, prolonged sun exposure, which can scorch the leaves. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight.

  2. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range between 60-75°F (15-24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but is sensitive to cold drafts and frost.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels slightly dry. Be cautious not to let it dry out completely. During the growing season, you may need to water more frequently.

  4. Soil: Use a well-draining, high-quality potting mix. A mix formulated for indoor plants or tropical plants is suitable.

  5. Container: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom. Ensure the pot is not too large, as Variegated Fatsia japonica prefers slightly crowded roots.

  6. Fertilizing: Feed your plant with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop feeding in the fall and winter when growth slows down.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Variegated Fatsia japonica as needed to maintain its shape and remove any leggy or yellowing growth. Regular pruning can help encourage a bushier appearance.

  8. Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites and mealybugs. Inspect your plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with neem oil or insecticidal soap.

Variegated Fatsia japonica is an eye-catching and low-maintenance houseplant that adds a touch of elegance to your indoor space with its unique foliage. With proper care, it will thrive and provide a distinctive addition to your plant collection.

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