Aralia (Fatsia Japonica)
Aralia, (otherwise known as Fatsia Japonica, Fatsi, Glossy Leaved Paper Plant, Castor Oil Plant and Fig-Leaf Plant), is native to Japan and Taiwan.
The word 'fatsi' means 'eight' in Japanese and refers to the 8 glossy green lobes that make up the hand shaped leaf.
Aralia is available all year round on the wholesale flower markets and is very popular in the floristry industry. It is commercially available in three sizes: Large, (50cm tall), Medium, (40cm tall), and Small, (30cm tall). Aralia leaves are sold in multiples of ten stems per bunch.
Aralia is popular because of its shape & is commonly used in wedding flowers.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut aralia, (fatsia japonica), please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with warm water and add flower food.
- Place the aralia in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut foliage in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm some foliages). Keep the aralia in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.