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Acclimatising Fatsia japonica

Evening all!

Just a quick question regarding acclimatising houseplants to be planted outdoors.

Bought a lovely Fatsia japonica in IKEA towards the end of last year with the intention of putting it in the garden. (Thought it was a bargain!)

Just wondering what the best way to go about acclimatising it would be? 

Would it be safe to plant straight into the ground at this time of year? 

Many thanks! 


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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,705
    It's still chilly at nights here, and forecast to get cooler at the weekend. Assuming you've been keeping it in the house (lets say maybe 20 degrees C), I think it would suffer if you put it straight out. I suggest you wait until the weather gets warmer (nighttime as well as daytime) then harden it off gradually by standing it outside in a sheltered spot in the daytime and bringing it in at night, maybe for a week or two. If you have a well-lit but cool place in the house (porch, spare bedroom etc), it could go there for a while before hardening off.
  • FuRanchuFuRanchu Posts: 5
    Thank you for the reply Jenny!
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