Fatsia Spiders Web

Clive60

Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Clive60 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:23 pm

I picked up a Spiders Web at my local GC, not a very colourful specimen but it was the best of five. It has a small side shoot, should I leave it on or try and remove it. I haven't seen any for sale around here before so I don't know if £9 is a reasonable price or not. The plant excluding pot is about 15ins high.
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Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by greyhound » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:25 pm

Lovely plant Clive .I would think you have a bargain at that price icon_cheers
K9's and exotic palms not a good combo K9's 5 :exotic palms 0

brendan

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by brendan » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:41 pm

Leave the side shoot on it will just end up multi stemed and don't worry about the colour you will probably find that the leaf colour and variegation will change with every new flush.

Delboy

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Delboy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:44 pm

Looks a good buy to me, still need to pick one up myself.

Clive60

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Clive60 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:36 pm

It was an impulse buy as I now have to find somewhere to put it!! :)

I planted a fatsia Jap Var March last year and had disappointingly, nearly all green leaves in it's first summer, this year it has a mass of variegated leaves so I will be patient with this one.

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Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by fern Rob » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Great purchase.

multim

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by multim » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:24 am

Yup, good price. I planted one last year and it's a slow grower. This plant needs a little 'giddy-up'. I have moved it to a different position to see if this helps. If not it's hasta la vista, baby!

Mr List

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Mr List » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:12 pm

spiders web is a slow grower.
I have two little ones in total dark and they are growing though.

Clive60

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Clive60 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:53 pm

Full sun or (part) shade?

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Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:04 pm

Clive60 wrote:Full sun or (part) shade?

Part shade.

dino

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by dino » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:39 pm

I wouldn't plant out til next spring as they're not as hardy as the standard even though you're further south. I lost one that size in the ground 2 years ago.

derrick

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by derrick » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:02 pm

That's true Dino thinking about fleecing mine .Nine pounds a good price Clive.They all look different in the shop I got mine back in the summer .
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Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by miketropic » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:21 am

I got mine back in march as a tiny little plant from the uk..it started slow but picked up over summer and I was well impressed. color isn't that great yet but it has been dug up and potted and should really do well next year. I say that was a great buy

Clive60

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Clive60 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:34 am

I will do as recommended, plant next Spring and with some shade. icon_thumleft

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Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by simon » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:02 pm

I thnk the leaf colour in Spider's Web is light dependant. Mine had good variegation until I removed the tree that shaded it and this years flush has much more green. Side shoots at base level which are heavily shaded are virtually all white. I would give it as much shade as possible if you want plenty of white in the leaves.

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