Fatsia Spiders Web

Dim

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Dim » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:36 pm

they also dont like wind and the planting hole should be well prepared (acidic soil rich in organic matter)....

Spiders web looks good when planted near Fatsia japonica Annelise ... here's a seller with large ones:
http://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/Produ ... uctID=1192

dino

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by dino » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:45 pm

Apart from all that you can't go wrong :lol:

Simba

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Simba » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:29 am

Dim wrote:Spiders web looks good when planted near Fatsia japonica Annelise..
Would you say that Annelise is a comparable grower to Spider..?
Had my Spider in a shelter postition at the base of a bamboo clump for about 3 years, and its only grown to about 2ft, which is ideal.

I hope it stays as a miniture... icon_thumleft

Blairs

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Blairs » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:38 am

Simba wrote:
Dim wrote:Spiders web looks good when planted near Fatsia japonica Annelise..
Would you say that Annelise is a comparable grower to Spider..?
Had my Spider in a shelter postition at the base of a bamboo clump for about 3 years, and its only grown to about 2ft, which is ideal.

I hope it stays as a miniture... icon_thumleft
From my experience of Fatsia varieties:

Fatsia Moseri - medium to fast growth, very large leaves.
Fatsia bog standard - medium growth at first then accelerates with time, medium leaves.
Annelise - medium grower, smallish to medium leaf size.
Polycarpa - small leaves, slow growth.
Variegata - medium to largish leaves, medium growth.
Spiders web - slow growth, small leaves.

Vine weevil grubs seem to really like Annelise roots :x

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Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by simon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:30 pm

Simba wrote:
Dim wrote:Spiders web looks good when planted near Fatsia japonica Annelise..
Would you say that Annelise is a comparable grower to Spider..?
Had my Spider in a shelter postition at the base of a bamboo clump for about 3 years, and its only grown to about 2ft, which is ideal.

I hope it stays as a miniture... icon_thumleft
In my experience the soil is very dry around bamboo. This could account for slow growth. Also highly variegated plants will always be slower than their fully green counterparts.

Dim

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Dim » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:23 pm

Simba wrote:
Dim wrote:Spiders web looks good when planted near Fatsia japonica Annelise..
Would you say that Annelise is a comparable grower to Spider..?
Had my Spider in a shelter postition at the base of a bamboo clump for about 3 years, and its only grown to about 2ft, which is ideal.

I hope it stays as a miniture... icon_thumleft
I've planted one Annelise a year ago, and it as not grown much, but it was small when I planted it

I have planted 2 spiders web in 2 different gardens ....

the 1st one was planted a year and a half ago, it was small (in a 9cm pot) and has started growing, but at one stage, some of the new leaves were stunted/deformed ... it looks ok now, with good colouring

the 2nd spiders web was larger and was planted approx 8 months ago .... it as formed 3 new leaves

both are planted in semi-shade

from what I have read, spiders web can grow to 6 foot or taller ... perhaps they are like palms ... sulk for the 1st year, and after the 3rd year they grow fast?

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Mr List

Re: Fatsia Spiders Web

Post by Mr List » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:18 pm

Blairs wrote:
Simba wrote:
Dim wrote:Spiders web looks good when planted near Fatsia japonica Annelise..
Would you say that Annelise is a comparable grower to Spider..?
Had my Spider in a shelter postition at the base of a bamboo clump for about 3 years, and its only grown to about 2ft, which is ideal.

I hope it stays as a miniture... icon_thumleft
From my experience of Fatsia varieties:

Fatsia Moseri - medium to fast growth, very large leaves.
Fatsia bog standard - medium growth at first then accelerates with time, medium leaves.
Annelise - medium grower, smallish to medium leaf size.
Polycarpa - small leaves, slow growth.
Variegata - medium to largish leaves, medium growth.
Spiders web - slow growth, small leaves.

Vine weevil grubs seem to really like Annelise roots :x

i'd have to totally disagree about polycarpa, it is easily the most vigourous of the lot

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