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Tetrapanax papyriferus 'Rex'      

Tetrapanax papyriferus

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Rex is a variety of Tetrapanax papyriferus which is a member of the Tetrapanax family. Its botanical name is Tetrapanax papyriferus 'Rex'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Cream and   Apple green and   Meat brown. When fully grown, they tend to grow to a diameter of 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial).Leaves usually appear in   Napier green and   Kelly green colour.

Large suckering shrub, massive palmate lobed leaves in mid green, with light green undersides. Light coloured stems, covered in golden indumentum
Flowers in autumn blooms are similar to Fatsia or ivy

Rex grows as a Perennial and is a Ornamental. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rex have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Rex

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

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 effect

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Rex is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.

Growing Rex from seed

Transplanting Rex

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 protected

Rex is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately -5°C / 23°F.

Harvesting Rex

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