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Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'

T. Rex, Rice Paper Plant

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Few plants have made such a dramatic impact upon their arrival into horticulture as the T. Rex. It has quickly usurped all others as the 'must have' plant for an unbeatable tropical look yet is a hardy and undemanding plant - given enough space! Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex' is a large, suckering, semi-evergreen shrub producing immense and dramatically lobed leaves that are poised in 'the' most elegant way fashionable at the top of the stems; an established clump appearing as an exotic parody of the variety club plate spinner. Beyond that, there aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary. Buy one.

Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex' Identification Sheet

Origin
Taiwan
Genus
Tetrapanax
Species
papyrifer 'Rex'
Common name(s)
T. Rex, Rice Paper Plant
Situation
Full sun to part shade, any good, moist, well-drained soil
Eventual height
6m
Eventual spread
3m
Hardiness
hardy to -12C or lower
Skill level
Easy

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plant height

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Reviews (21)

Rated 4.84 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 21 customer reviews
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The plant arrived in perfect condition and was as described on the website. Prompt delivery. Couldn't ask for more.

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good, fast service

very healthy plant - would definitely buy from here again

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Good service all round

Can’t fault the experience. Well done!!¿

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Lovely experience with Palm Centre.

I could wright long story as i am order this plant from another plant centre. This is lovely trusty busines. Plant arrive in lovely condition ,profesional wrap,quick. Highly recomended you and already done to my friends. Thanks for all. <br /> Paul Edginton from The lake District.

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Tetrapanax papyrifer

Having saw the ‘T-Rex’ plant on TV. Went on line and found it at Palm Centre.<br /> Ordering it was simple, said it would be dispatched within 6 working days. Ordered it on the Tuesday and arrived Friday. Plant packaged very well, strong and healthy looking plant. Will be buying more plants from palm centre on line.<br /> 100% satisfied.

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Really pleased

More expensive than the last one I bought a couple of years ago (elsewhere) but way better value because it's about 5x the size at nearly 2 ft tall and really robust looking whereas the last one was just a weedy leaf and took a while to pick up. I want this to be fairly established in its spot by the time winter comes because we're more exposed in this site so this is perfect, they're great plants and this is the best quality one i've seen to buy. <br /> <br /> Ingeniously packaged so it got here in one piece!

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T Rex

My plant arrived well packed with no damage. The plant looked great and is already planted. I’m so pleased I found this plant and excited to see how it grows.

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Tetrapanax Rex

I have been looking for one of these for a while but found it difficult to track down a decent specimen.<br /> Really pleased with this good sized plan in very good order.<br /> Very well packaged and delivered without any damage.<br /> Would recommend and will be using this site again.

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TRex

Absolutely fabulous received my plants in perfect condition, Looking forward to see them grow and bloom very excited !! Customer thank you palm centre X

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Beautiful Plant

I've been looking for one of these for a while. I'm glad I ordered from The Palm Centre. I spoke to a lovely lady before placing my order online yesterday; it arrived today. The plant was well packaged and in perfect condition. I look forward to planting it out in the garden. I will be ordering from this company again and hope to go and visit them (I live in Kent so will be a bit of a drive for me!).

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First Purchase

Been after one for a while after losing one years ago. Bought a young plant that came very well packaged, courier service excellent, was left in safe place as requested. 2 small leaves had been broken off in transit, I would imagine by being shaken about as main pot was undamaged and secure. Plant itself is a very sturdy looking, healthy young specimen, thank you. Will definitely be using again :)

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very nice plant

very nice plant great condition , well packaged,arrived on time, all in all a great service from the palm centre

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Very impressed with the size and quality of these plants...packaged very well...will certainly purchase from them again.

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The Best online plant purchase I have ever made!!!!! Quality established well packaged items at great value,swift and very reasonable delivery cost.

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Excellent service, plant well packaged and no damage.

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Excellent service and beautiful, healthy, well packaged plant. Highly recommend! Thank you

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Both plants arrived in a lovely condition. Good rooted healthy plants. Good price. Happy buyer. Fantastic service. Many thanks

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So excited to see the plant arrive in excellent condition. The price was also great and packaging excellent as usual.

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Just unpacked both my plants which look fantastic and exactly as described. Thank you so much but now can you do something about the weather so I can get out and plant them please? ;)

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Lovely plant, arrived promptly and in perfect condition - as always.

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Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'