Fatsia Japonica

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Fatsia Japonica

Post by smurnan » Tue May 25, 2010 6:20 pm

Has anyone ever propagated fatsia japonica from a cutting ?

I'm told you can take root cuttings, air layer, heel cuttings and softwood cuttings but not sure which would be the most reliable way. Any advice welcome.


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Post by Dave Brown » Wed May 26, 2010 11:13 am

I've tried hardwood and semi ripe wood stem cuttings for 3 years and failed miserably. :roll:
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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by smurnan » Wed May 26, 2010 4:18 pm

Hmmmm,
Thanks for that Dave I know which ones to avoid. Think i might try some heel and root cuttings and see what happens.


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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by musa_monkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:39 pm

They are very easy to grow from seed.
I literally just fill a cup with compost then gently squeeze a few seed pods until the seeds spill onto the soil, cover water and leave in a warm place. They usually sprout within 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by philip kitts » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:46 am

I just bought one for. £5 they usually plant a few in a pot and I managed to get 7 out of that one pot .if you plant it as one the lead plant will eventually out compete and kill the others anyway


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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by Rabbie » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:16 am

I have an old pot grown one, I some times pull out the the new grow at the base of it and plant them up. Not sure if they are seedlings or shoots, most come up with a little root. I pot them in MP compost, they all take.


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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by Nigel Fear » Tue May 24, 2011 6:43 pm

They're easy to obtain from garden centres, but as Musa-monkey say's really easy from seed, providing it's fresh, and the berries are black, have a very high germination rate, which would soon catch-up with any cuttings made [if succesful] from the 'host' plant anyway.

If you want several, why not buy the one plant, then wait until it flowers, and pick the berries the following spring, provided they last that long.
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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue May 24, 2011 11:28 pm

Nigel... Do they self-pollenate or would I need a male and female to get fertile seed??
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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by musa_monkey » Tue May 31, 2011 12:18 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Nigel... Do they self-pollenate or would I need a male and female to get fertile seed??
I only had one originally and the seed from that was viable so you shouldnt have any problems.

I just threw them into various containers and ended up with 40+ plants that i gave away to friends and neighbours. They really are remarkably easy to grow from seed.
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Re: Fatsia Japonica

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue May 31, 2011 3:54 pm

Thanks!

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