Giant Leopard Plant

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

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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 Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

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

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Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
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  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

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 ‘Gigantea’ (fmr. Ligularia tussilaginea)

Common Names: Giant Leopard Plant, Ligularia Flower

Overview: The Farfugium japonicum ‘Gigantea’ is a striking perennial plant renowned for its large, glossy, rounded leaves that can reach up to 12 inches in diameter. Originating from Japan, this cultivar, also known as Giant Leopard Plant, adds a bold presence to any garden or indoor space with its dramatic foliage and unique aesthetic. Its vibrant green leaves are accented by conspicuous yellow or creamy white spots, creating a captivating contrast. Ideal for shaded areas, Farfugium japonicum ‘Gigantea’ thrives in moist, well-drained soil and benefits from regular watering to maintain its lush appearance. This low-maintenance plant is perfect for adding a touch of tropical flair to gardens, patios, or indoor spaces, making it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts

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Description

THE PERFECT STATEMENT FOR A SHADY SPOT: ITS LARGE, SHINY LEAVES ARE LUSH AND LOVELY

Gardeners fall in love with the heart-shaped shiny leaves of the Giant Leopard Plant or Farfugium Japonicum ‘Gigantea.’  Growing 5 to 18 inches across, the leaves rise up from the ground individually on 3 to 4 foot stalks.  In late summer through fall, yellow, daisy-like flowers bloom on the tall branched flower stems.

Caring for your Leopard Plant

Native to Japan’s moist meadows, stream banks and coastal areas, the Giant Leopard Plant does not like all day shade, but prefers at least a couple of hours of sun, along with slightly moist but well-drained soil. It does brilliantly in the garden, or in a container.

Light

Farfugium japonicum prefers bright, indirect light or dappled shade. While it can tolerate some morning sun, direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can scorch the leaves. Indoor plants should be placed near a north or east-facing window where they can receive filtered sunlight. In outdoor settings, planting them under trees or in shaded areas will provide the ideal growing conditions.

Soil

Provide your Farfugium japonicum with well-draining, rich soil that retains moisture. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and organic compost works well for potted plants. Ensure that the soil pH is slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0) for optimal growth.

Watering

Maintain consistently moist soil for Farfugium japonicum, but be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, allowing excess water to drain away freely. During hot weather or in dry indoor environments, misting the foliage occasionally will help increase humidity levels and prevent leaf browning.

Maintain a relative humidity level of 50% or higher, especially if growing indoors, by using a humidifier or placing a tray of water and pebbles beneath the plant’s container.

Fertilization

Feed your Farfugium japonicum with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for foliage plants during the growing season (spring to early fall). Dilute the fertilizer to half strength and apply it every 4-6 weeks to promote healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Refrain from fertilizing during the dormant winter months.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regular pruning helps maintain the attractive appearance of Farfugium japonicum and prevents overcrowding. Remove any yellowed or damaged leaves as they appear, using sharp, sterile pruning shears. Additionally, divide overgrown clumps every few years in spring to rejuvenate the plant and encourage vigorous growth.

Pests and Diseases

Farfugium japonicum is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but occasional issues may arise, especially in stressed plants. Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs, and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases like powdery mildew.

Propagation

Propagating Farfugium japonicum is relatively straightforward and can be done through division or stem cuttings. Divide mature clumps in spring by carefully separating the rhizomes and replanting them in individual pots or suitable locations in the garden. Stem cuttings can be taken from healthy, mature plants and rooted in a moist growing medium.

 

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Mature Height

3 ft – 4 ft

Spacing

2 ft – 3 ft

6 reviews for Giant Leopard Plant

  1. Steve T. (verified owner)

    Perfect specimen received !

  2. VERONIQUE P. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant… lovingly package for shipment. Arrived healthy, with no brown leaves, and no leaf drop. There are even yellow flowers, that didn’t drop off… still happily growing. Very happy with my purchase.

  3. VICTORIA L. (verified owner)

    Super pretty leaves and very full. However it came riddled with fungus gnats.

  4. Jill B. (verified owner)

    Another gorgeous plant that was packed beautifully. Thx

  5. Jill B. (verified owner)

    I love PlantVine These plants are sent from the east coast to the west coast in the winter. It is still freezing here and my plants are so healthy when they arrive. Thankyou for caring for these plants so well.

  6. Anne Leigh

    beautiful

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Why others chose the Giant Leopard Plant

Beautiful shade plant. Hearty - comes back after freezing temps and snow in Texas.

Searched and searched for a decent size worth the price and found this site. Anxiously awaiting delivery. Will give follow up then

Saw a friends plant and needed to have one. Have a wonderful semi-shady damp/wet area for this beautiful plant.

For twice the price of a tiny plant in a 4" pot, I bought a HUGE plant that would have taken me nearly 3 years to grow!

I have an area next to a shared fence that was full shade and constantly wet from runoff of neighbors’ sprinkler system. I wanted to find a plant that could tolerate the conditions while also reducing the erosion and muddy conditions. This plant fit the bill with the added bonus of being absolutely beautiful to boot!