Fatsia japonica truly full fills the description of an architectural plant. Beautiful large glossy green palmate foliage all year round makes for a truly tropical effect and is a great background for the round flower heads that emerge above the foliage at the end of the branches in October. A welcome floral addition to the garden when little else is flowering. Despite the size of the leaves it is just as at home as border plant, as a stand alone specimen and can?make an excellent display grown?in a pot or other container, either outside or in a conservatory. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade, become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you prune and feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer.