Tetrapanax papyriferus 'Rex'
Rex is a variety of Tetrapanax papyriferus which is a member of the Tetrapanax family. Its botanical name is Tetrapanax papyriferus 'Rex'.
Large suckering shrub, massive palmate lobed leaves in mid green, with light green undersides. Light coloured stems, covered in golden indumentumIt grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Rex is known for growing to a height of approximately 13.00 feet (that's 4.00 metres in metric) with a shrub-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid autumn.
China is believed to be where Rex originates from.
Rex Tetrapanax papyriferus is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Tetrapanax papyriferus 'Rex'
Not fully hardy in zone 8 and 9. It require winter protection or shelter from a wall. Will grow quickly given favourable conditions to produce a tropical effectRex is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.
Growing Rex from seed
It does not seem to reqire a particular soil type, but it must not be kept too wet in the winter or it may rot. It prefers a sheltered spot out of the wind to preserve it beautiful leaves. If there is frost it will loose its leaves in winter but can stay more or less evergreen if it does not get too cold in a sheltered spot. It should regrow in the spring if the roots are well protectedRex is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.
Tetrapanax papyriferus 'Rex' information
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