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My fatsia seems to be duplicating itself at the very top - should I cut this poece off - it looks most perculiar


By Beulah

United Kingdom Gb

It's like a the same plant starting again on top of itself - it looks as though it's meant to be removed and the top part planted as a new plant??

On plant Fatsia Japonica



Sounds odd......are there any roots attached?

11 Jun, 2009


Any chance of a pic?

11 Jun, 2009


have you lost any branches further down the plant, this can happen if you have, cut it off if not wanted.

11 Jun, 2009


I cut my fatsia down all the time Beulah, it will take over my border if i dont..

11 Jun, 2009


You are safe to trim it any way you choose to get the shape you want . They are very tough plants and will almost certainly sprout back again.

11 Jun, 2009


no is the clear answer as you shouldnt mend something that isnt broken.daisy is right you can be quite brutal with fatsia.if the growing tip is damaged it will naturaly try harder to be ready to flower and duplicate itself more than kind of answerd your own question.

11 Jun, 2009


I'd be interested in seeing a pic of this.

11 Jun, 2009


i agree Llew.i had a verigated yucka that had the growing tip broken out somehow.i left it because till its showing apserlute signs of death then give it a chance.i now have 3 varigated yuckas though the parent plant no longer egsists .

12 Jun, 2009

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