Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.
House plants: This bromeliad (Tillandsia cyanea) is native to Ecuador, growing on tree trunks. Grow in free-draining but moist compost, away from direct sunlight. Read about other exotic house plants here http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/plants/10-exotic-house-plants/3482.html
Fatsia japonica - Japanese aralia. Happy in full sun to shade. A tropical-looking, evergreen shrub with gorgeously glossy, deep green palmate leaves. In autumn, creamy white flowers are produced in large panicles, which are often followed by round, black fruit. It makes a superb feature in an exotic-style garden, where the large leaves team well with bamboos and grasses.