|If you are looking for a coarse textured plant that will grow in deep shade, look no further. Growing compact and low, Fatsia has distinguishing palmate leaves that are shiny and medium green. Umbels of white flowers appear in fall and are almost space-like in appearance. Black fruit follows. It is not uncommon for this plant to be sold as a houseplant. it should be in a cool environment, not over 70 degrees F., bright room, north or east exposure is best. Well-drained soil is a must. Protect from drying winter winds.