Attractive five-lobed greenare borne on erect that become woody with age – provision of a stake to support the plant is essential. There seems to be no limit to the amount of growth that a single will put on as you will frequently see them climbing and wandering along staircases and balconies with leading growth tied in to point them in the right direction. Reasonably easy to care for in cool, lightly shaded conditions. The plant is an interesting man-made cross between Fatsia (Aralia) japo-nica and Hcdera helix, the green ivy. Grow in a rich loam-based mixture, on annually in March. New plants come from taking in July or August of either the top section of the plant or from single leaves with a piece of stem attached.