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Fatsia Japonica regeneration update

jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 465
So I cut my mature, leggy fatsia japonica down to about 20 to 30 cm from ground level back in April/May.

The regeneration took a while to get started and then got into full flow around June time. However that little period recently where we had a 38°C day a huge downpour seem to correspond with some wilting of certainty the topmost leave.

I wonder if this is down to overwatering… Or some other factor?  Pics below.

2 or 3 of weeks back:


Today:

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,567
    I suspect it's a case of all that heat cooking tender new leaves.   Doesn't look sodden and it's hard to over water it in the ground unless you're at the bottom of a hill so give it a drink anyway, wait a week or two and remove any foliage that doesn't recover.

    They are tolerant of full sun if they have enough moisture - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/7147/fatsia-japonica/details 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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