How to care for your Fatsia
Use these instructions to care for a Fatsia. This guide will tell you how to water a Fatsia; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Your Fatsia Japonica prefers bright indirect light when grown indoors. It can also tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight through a window as well. When grown outdoors, your Fatsia should be placed in a shady spot as direct sun may burn the leaves.
Water your Fatsia when the soil is about 50-75% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
Your Fatsia will do fine with average room humidity, but will appreciate added humidity from a humidifier or occasional misting.
Your Fatsia prefers average room temperatures of 60-75 degrees.
Feed your Fatsia 1-2 times a month during spring and summer with a general houseplant fertilizer.
Fatsia is non-toxic according to the ASPCA. However, the sap may cause contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals, so use gloves when pruning and repotting, and wash your hands afterward.
Fatsia can be very quick growing during spring and summer. You can choose to prune it to keep it to a certain size. If you do not do this, you may find that it can outgrow its pot within 6 months to a year. Keep an eye on it and repot it when the time comes to keep your plant healthy.