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
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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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 effectPlant 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.
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 - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately -5°C / 23°F.
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