Tetrapanax 'Rex'

Rice paper plant

Price: €14.95

A rare evergreen shrub which has enormous leaves over 1 m across, making it one of the ultimate 'jungle' plants. It prefers a sheltered spot in the garden and doesn't like severe frost, so it is less suitable for inland counties. We have planted it in Dublin and Wicklow gardens where it has thrived and survived for many years, including the extremely cold winters. Combine with other 'tropical' looking plants such as bamboo, in light shade in well-drained, fertile soil. It can grow up to 3 m across and upwards. 3-5 litre pot.