Cluster of Clouds Brocade Fatsia is a new selection in the US but an old Japanese cultivar. This plant demands quite a price in Japan where I have been told that it is a very old cultivar that had almost been lost to cultivation. I paid $650.00 for my first plant in a 6" pot. Because the Japanese do little tissue culture, these plants are slowly propagated and sold one at a time. This keeps the price quite high. In the spring the new growth emerges with golden leaves each with irregular green margins. As the leaves harden off, the gold fades to a chartreuse. It is quite vigorous for a variegated plant. It makes for a wonderful pot plant. Just be careful not to over-water it.