Fatsia japonica (fatsi or Japanese aralia; syn. Aralia japonica Thunb., A. sieboldii Hort. ex K.Koch) is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to southern Japan and South Korea.

It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3–6 m (9.8–19.7 ft) tall, with stout, sparsely branched stems. The leaves are spirally-arranged, large, 20–50 cm (7.9–19.7 in) in width and on a petiole up to 50 cm (20 in) long, leathery, palmately lobed, with 7–9 broad lobes, divided to half or two-thirds of the way to the base of the leaf; the lobes are edged with coarse, blunt teeth. The flowers are small, white, borne in dense terminal compound umbels in late autumn or early winter, followed by small black fruit.
It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions where winters do not fall below about -15°C. F. japonica have been shown to effectively remove gaseous formaldehyde from indoor air.[1]
The sap, which is sticky and resinous, can cause contact dermatitis in sensitive people.
(From Wikipedia on 6.4.15)

Fatsia japonica SN 15April 01 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch,
Ornamental shrub with unbranched cylindric stem, garden escape from Coorg, hill station Karnataka


Garden Plant for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 28JAN19 : AK-67 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
A cultivated garden plant.
No flowers when the picture was taken.

Could be Hellebore Species?

May be Fatsia japonica

Thanks for the suggested id and correcting me.

didn’t you just have one  acouple of days ago. same thing. only crowded space and squooshed  leaves

These leaves looked different to me, as also the plant was seen in another location, that’s why I posted.

Noted. but its the same thing

Thanks a lot. I take this plant as Fatsia japonica.

yes and ok

Garden Plant for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 24JAN19 : AK-53 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
A garden plant seen in my friend’s garden in Atlanta.
To me, it looks like Japanese AraliaFatsia japonica.
Experts kindly validate.

yes. not only the large glossy leaves and its growth habit, the tightly closed flower bud clinches it for me. your idea is correct

Leaves look different from images at

agree … but revisiting … pictures. they seem to be ubnder duress??? dry climate may be??? and he does not have pic of full face of the leaves and no pics of flowers etc. where as Aarti’s pictures show all typical features

On further checking (including flower buds) as per the following, I agree with you:


Garden Plant for ID : Atlanta Botanical Garden : Atlanta : 21JUN20 : AK-30 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen in the garden during my visit in October, 2018.
With variegated leaves.

Carica sp.?

Not Carica. Could be Fatsia Species.

Thanks … I think you are right.

SK405 05MAR-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Shanghai, China
Altitude: 100 -200 ft.
Date: 29 October 2014

Are there two different sets here?

I guess same plant !

Brassaiopsis sp. ??

Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch. !


Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch.: 4 high res. images.
Location: Romford, UK
Altitude: 40 m.
Date: 09 March 2022
Habit : Cultivated

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Altitude: 60m.
Date: 03 April 2022
Habit : Cultivated
3 high res. images.

Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch.: 5 very high res. images

Location: Kew, London, UK
Altitude: 19 m.
Date: 04 April 2022
Habit : Cultivated




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