Fatsia japonica is a native of the coastal woodlands of Japan and South Korea. Even if neglected, Fatsia is a forgiving plant, but growth will be more vigorous in fertile soil with a regular supply of water. It will not, however, perform well if it is asked to tolerate scorching from unrelenting heat or cold.
It likes medium to full shade and requires watering often enough to keep the soil moist at all times. It is remarkable unfussy, making great addition to any larger temperate or tropical setup.