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Japanese aralia 'Spider's Web'   

Fatsia japonica

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Spider's Web is part of the Fatsia genus and is a Japanese aralia variety. Its scientific name is Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Anti-flash white. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Grown mainly for its attractive foliage Fatsia japonica’s leaves look like an ivy plant on hormones. The huge 12 in (30cm) wide leaves are deeply lobed and slightly serrated. Petioles or leaf stems are quite long and hold the leaves up and out with the plant growing to heights of about 8 ft (2.4 m) and about half as wide.1

This variety is an Ornamental that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Spider's Web normally grows with a shrub-like habit with a max height of 11.86 feet (that's 3.65 metres metric). Expect blooming to occur in late autumn.

Typically, Spider's Web Japanese aralia is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Spider's Web have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Spider's Web

  • Dappled Sun

  • Low

Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Spider's Web is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Spider's Web are Zone 8 and Zone 10. Spider's Web requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 8.0 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Spider's Web from seed

Transplanting Spider's Web

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Spider's Web is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Spider's Web

Other Names for Japanese aralia 'Spider's Web'

Fatsia Japonica


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