It has been proven that the Japanese aralia can remove gaseous formaldehyde from indoor air, making it a very ‘good’ plant to have in your home as a house plant too, as well as out of doors. Fatsia japonica makes a superb feature in an exotic-style garden, where the large leaves team well with bamboos and grasses.
- Japanese aralia grows well in part or full shade.
- Avoid planting it in areas that receive afternoon sun as its leaves will scorch in prolonged direct sun.
- Plant it in rich, moist soil that is well-drained.
- Plants growing in containers will thrive in a high quality, humus-rich potting mix.