Tetrapanax or 'T Rex'
5 Litre pot size
Ultimate growth height 2.5 - 4 Metres
Very large leaf span
Tetrapanax Papyrifer is a fast-growing and incredibly impressive plant with giant leaves and a great architectural structure. The leaves themselves can grow up to a meter wide and adorn stems that can, themselves, grow to reach 2m or more. The Tetrapanax Rex is a great monster of a plant (in the nicest sense) and, despite its exotic appearance, can be grown in UK gardens. The 'T Rex' as it is has become known, is an essential plant for that jungle garden feel, especially when planted alongside other exotics such as Bamboo, Fatsia and Tree Ferns. Its a very easy plant to grow, we think it looks especially good in semi-shade. In it's native home it's evergreen and can often be here too in a milder climate, but most likely they will lose their leaves in winter and the stems remain, come the spring they start to shoot away from the stem and become bigger than ever. A real talking point!