This is Fatsia or Japanese Arailia and it's on my front porch on the north side of the house in shade which gets an hour or two of light in the morning but that's it. It does beautifully in our pacific northwest. I pull it closer to the house if we get some 25 degree temps. I had some die back last winter but it comes back beautifully. It even bloomed this year. A great plant for the north side.