X Fatshedera : Greenhouse Plants

FF – frost free only/C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)

Family: Araliaceae

This is a hybrid between Fatsia and Hedera. 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 cuttings. Not only the tip will root, but sections of stem bearing nodes can also be rooted.

15. July 2013 by admin
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