Native to Southern Japan and Taiwan, Fatsia is also commonly known as Japanese Aralia. Once a common houseplant, Fatsia will also survive in the garden. The massive, exotic-looking leaves are this plant’s main show, with the leaves growing up to 12” across. In fall, clusters of white flowers appear, and develop into black clusters of berries which the birds love to eat. They are tolerant to air pollution and do well as an accent plant in gardens. They are best in an east exposure, where they receive some protection from the mid-day sun and from winter winds from the west. Fatsia prefer adequate soil moisture, and we suggest adding a layer of mulch to help maintain this.