FATSIA or CASTOR OIL PLANT

FLOWERING SHRUB. Grow in sheltered situation in loam or in cool greenhouse. Plant in spring or autumn and propagate by cuttings in bottom heat, with sand. It can be increased by ringing as described for the dracaena. The best variety is Fatsiajaponica which bears creamy white flowers in autumn. This can also be grown as a room plant, if given a cool, shady position in an cast or north window and watered generously in summer.

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