Crested Leopard Plant

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name:  Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’

Common Names: Crested Leopard Plant, Wavy Leopard Plan, Japanese Ligularia

Overview: Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum,’ also known as the Wavy Leopard Plant, is a distinctive perennial that brings a touch of whimsy to any garden or indoor space. Native to Japan, this plant is cherished for its uniquely ruffled and crinkled leaves, which are a deep, glossy green with undulating edges, creating a dramatic and textured appearance.

Reaching up to 2 feet in height and spread, ‘Crispatum’ forms a compact, mounding habit, making it perfect for containers, shaded garden beds, or as an accent plant. In late autumn, it surprises with clusters of cheerful, daisy-like yellow flowers that rise above the foliage on tall stems, adding a splash of color when most other plants are dormant.

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Caring for your Crested Leopard Plant

With its distinctive ruffled leaves and cheerful autumn flowers, Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ is a delightful addition to any garden or indoor plant collection. By providing the right light, soil, and moisture conditions, along with proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy the lush beauty of this plant year-round. Its adaptability and relatively low-maintenance nature make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts seeking to add a touch of exotic flair to their greenery.


Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ thrives best in partial to full shade. It is an excellent choice for areas that receive filtered sunlight or dappled shade. Direct sunlight, especially in the intense midday hours, can scorch its leaves and lead to wilting. If you are growing it indoors, place it near a north or east-facing window where it can receive bright, indirect light.


This plant prefers consistently moist, well-draining soil. A loamy soil enriched with organic matter is ideal for retaining moisture while allowing excess water to drain away. Ensure the soil pH is slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0). When planting in containers, use a high-quality potting mix with added compost or peat to improve moisture retention.


Consistent moisture is key for Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum.’ Water the plant regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. During the growing season (spring to autumn), water thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil feels dry. Reduce watering frequency in the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down. Inadequate watering can cause the leaves to droop and become dry, while overwatering can lead to root rot.

This plant prefers a humid environment, mimicking its native habitat. Indoor plants benefit from regular misting or placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles underneath the pot. Using a humidifier in the room can also help maintain the necessary humidity levels, especially during the dry winter months.


Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ thrives in temperatures between 50°F to 75°F (10°C to 24°C). It is sensitive to extreme cold and should be protected from frost. In regions with harsh winters, it’s best grown as a container plant that can be moved indoors during the colder months. Avoid placing it near drafty windows or air conditioning vents, as sudden temperature changes can stress the plant.


To encourage healthy growth and vibrant foliage, fertilize Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ during the growing season. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every four to six weeks from spring through early autumn. Alternatively, a slow-release granular fertilizer applied in spring can provide steady nutrients throughout the growing season. Reduce or stop fertilizing in the winter when the plant is dormant.

Pruning and Maintenance

Pruning is not typically necessary for Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum,’ but occasional maintenance can help keep the plant looking its best. Remove any dead or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and improve air circulation. After the flowering period, cut back spent flower stalks to maintain the plant’s appearance.

Pest and Disease Management

Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ is relatively pest-resistant, but it can occasionally be affected by aphids, slugs, and snails. Regularly inspect the plant for signs of pests, such as holes in the leaves or sticky residue. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to treat aphid infestations. For slugs and snails, use organic slug pellets or hand-pick them off the plant.

The plant can be susceptible to fungal diseases like powdery mildew and root rot, particularly in overly wet conditions. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal issues. If root rot is suspected, reduce watering and improve soil drainage.


Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ can be propagated by division or seed. The easiest method is division, which should be done in spring or early autumn. Carefully lift the plant from the soil and separate the root clumps, ensuring each division has a healthy root system and a few leaves. Replant the divisions in fresh soil and water thoroughly.

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