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Poor fatsia :(

thedjjjthedjjj Posts: 84

I have an inherited fatsia that seems to be suffering .. I can plant it out in the shade today, will it fare better? 



  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,688

    Does not look too bad to me, plant it out.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • I have a couple of Fatsias and have found they really love dappled shade.

    If you think its not looking its best you could always move it up a pot size but it looks quite healthy

    to me. Generally they do like a feed if moved.  At this time of year I usually put mine close to a wall

    for protection from icy winds..Good luck.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,027

    I've always had them in the ground in shade. 

    You can keep them potted but they often suffer from not having enough moisture in a pot. The foliage is so dense so rain struggles to get through and people often forget about watering. It's surprising how dry they can get. The right soil and care fro a potted specimen is needed. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • thedjjjthedjjj Posts: 84

    Thanks for the replies .. i have a spot next to a euphorbia at the bottom of a trellis fence and under a lilac which it will hopefully do well under !

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