X Fatshedera : Greenhouse Plants
FF – frost free only/C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
This is a hybrid between Fatsia and. X Fatshedera lizei or Fat Headed Lizzie can be trained either as a bush by stopping the plant close to the base or as a tall plant which will need support. The variegated form is quite attractive but I would consider this to be of more use as a houseplant than taking up valuable space in the greenhouse. One unusual use I once saw it put to was as a stock plant on which to graft unusual Ivy varieties. A tall X Fatshedera was decapitated at a height of 1.2 m (4 ft) and four small ivy shoots were grafted into the cut surface; in time these trailed down their borrowed stem rather effectively. As it is a hybrid no seed is produced and propagation is by . Not only the tip will root, but sections of stem bearing nodes can also be rooted.