Thewas developed in 1910 in the town of Nantes, in France, by the horticultural firm Lize, hence its specific name. It is a cross between ‘Moseri’ and ‘Hibernica’, the Common . This popular house plant is noted for its evergreen , mostly five-lobed, which are smaller than those of Fatsia but much larger than those of ivy. Only older plants produce and then only rarely.
To grow well,requires cool conditions, about 10°C (50° F) in winter, otherwise the leaves turn yellow. Water freely in summer, but restrict in winter. Feed only once a week or once every two weeks during the summer. If you have a garden, transfer the plant outdoors in the summer and plunge it, together with the pot, into the soil. A in partial shade is best. Propagate by taking tip or lateral in summer. The should not be woody. Pinch the plants to encourage branching. Cultivation in containers has produced very good results. The cultivar ‘Variegata’ is better suited to modern houses, where the room temperature is usually higher in winter.