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Leonplantaddict

Sadly widowed,retired & addicted to plants,started getting green fingers over forty years ago! 😍 https://www.instagram.com/leonplantaddict/

Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Rex'

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Leonplantaddict

As it doesn’t happen very often had to take another photo! 😍 #tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #flowering #trex @vec 😁

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vec

Oh wow 😍😍😍

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Leonplantaddict

Yay I think I’ve actually got there this year...flowers on my trex,think they’ll probably open up more if the weather stays kind! #tetrapanax #trex #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex 😁💚

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jeatacake

Tantalizingly close 🤞

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Leonplantaddict

Haven’t posted anything for a while,but couldn’t resist a photo of my trex flower buds. #trex #tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #trex #bigleaves 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #bigleaves 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #bigleaves 💚

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sherrisgarden

Beautiful shot 😍 #bluesky

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Leonplantaddict

@sherrisgarden thanks Sherri 😊

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sherrisgarden

Very welcome 😀

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Leonplantaddict

My trex has been well battered so far this year,strong cold winds!....& from me taking off leaves. #tetrapanax #trex #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex 🙄

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Leonplantaddict

Always hard to do,but just cut off the large lower leaves,keeping the leaf canopy higher. #tetrapanax #trex 🤔💚

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Leonplantaddict

Sadly a few damaged leaves from the recent strong winds,but it’ll recover. #tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #trex #winddamage

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #bigleaves #favouriteplant 💚

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jeatacake

What a specimen 👍 Mine seems to just limp along from one year to the next, never really getting beyond about 2 ft tall.

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Leonplantaddict

@jeatacake thanks Jeff,that’s a shame,mine seems to grow about 12-18” every year. Looking forward to seeing it this year with two stems at the top.

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jeatacake

Its amazing. Whereabouts are you? You may get slightly milder winters than where I am in St Helens?

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Leonplantaddict

@jeatacake I’m on the south coast in West Sussex. 🤔

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jeatacake

Maybe 3 or 4C milder in winter there I'd say, which will help a lot 👍

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #trex 💚

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kamaki

Lovely!

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vec

Ahead of mine as per usual 😂

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vec

I'm putting another one in this year from one of the suckers I dug up last year that survived winter in the greenhouse

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Leonplantaddict

@vec lol I’m jealous! 😂 The only disappointing thing about my trex is no suckers! 🙄

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vec

Can I suggest digging around by the roots. I dug a hole to put a palm in and voila, suckers started to appear 😉

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Leonplantaddict

@vec thanks Julie good tip,I promised myself I wouldn’t buy another one....so could be worth a try! 🤔👍🏻

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #trex 💚

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Leonplantaddict

Branching out this year! 😁 #tetrapanax #tetrapanax-papyrifera-rex #trex 💚

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dpkgujar

#beautiful #unusual #interesting

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Leonplantaddict

Not much to enjoy in the garden now,especially being a fair weather gardener,but would just love to see some flowers open on my trex! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻#tetrapanax

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #budding #anticipation 🤔🤞🏻

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Leonplantaddict

Two sunny days forecast,what’s the chances of getting a flower on my trex? @vec #tetrapanax #budding 🤔😍

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vec

About as much chance as I have 😂😂😂

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Leonplantaddict

@vec good chance then lol 😂 I’m really hoping that at least one flower opens before a frost! 🤔🤞🏻

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vec

I've had quite a few frosts already here but tetrapanax seems to be coping fairly well so far and the flower buds are still intact

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax 😍💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax 😍💚

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Leonplantaddict

Close to flowering again this year,if only the summer lasted a bit longer. #tetrapanax 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #bluesky 💚🌞

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tygger

@Leroybe Great pic. Mine is just starting to show some leaf 👍. Wasn’t sure it had made it through the winter but all is well 😁

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Leonplantaddict

@tygger Thanks,we had a fairly mild winter so no problems at all,mines reached about 9 foot now. 😍

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #foliagefriday 💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #newgrowth ❤️

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Leonplantaddict

Reach for the sky! Can’t resist photos of my trex! 💚❤️ #tetrapanax #trex

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #newgrowth 😍💚

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vec

Just look at that.... A wonderful architectural plant. One of my favourites

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Leonplantaddict

@vec it certainly is! Definitely one of my favourites & I’m just about to make it my desert island plant 😍

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vec

I don't blame you. These are very underrated and would work well in alot of gardens

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suerichards

That’s gorgeous 😍

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Leonplantaddict

Nice new growth on my trex! #tetrapanax #trex #newgrowth 😍💚

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tinaaune

💚💚💚

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Leonplantaddict

Flower spikes developing nicely on my trex,just hoping the weather stays kind long enough to see the flowers this year! 💚 #tetrapanax

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sherrisgarden

Very cool !!!! My first time seeing one of these

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #bigleaves 💚

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gardengimp

Hey @Leroybe I love this plant! 👍🏻 Strange question, but do you think the leaves would survive a few hits from falling conkers and their shells without tearing? I’m thinking of planting one in dappled partial shade under an old horse chestnut tree 🌰🤔

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Leonplantaddict

@gardengimp good question Graham! They do have big strong leaves,but conker shells are spiky so could possibly cause tearing if there’s any weight! I would still plant one there,it’s worth a try,as long as there’s also room under the tree for the potential height of the trex? 🤔

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gardengimp

@Leroybe yes, the prospective tree is mature, possibly at least 40 years old and listed by the local council. I’m forward planning for a house move, so going to give the T. rex a try as you suggest! I’m hoping a corner position between fencing and tree will help to shelter it here in W.Yorks 🤞🏻

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Leonplantaddict

@gardengimp sounds like a good place for it,good luck hope it thrives there! 👍🏻

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #foliagefriday 💚

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Keely

Wow fabulous 🌴

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anges

@Leroybe Great photo and love the name T Rex 💚

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Leonplantaddict

@anges thanks Ange! Yes the name describes it perfectly! 👌🏻😊

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #bigleaves #jug 😍

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vec

I wonder if I'll regret having 3 of these in years to come 😂😂😂

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Leonplantaddict

@vec have you got three? Wow wish I had the room! 💚

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vec

I'm not sure I have either but they're in and staying in 😂

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daisy-jane

That's a beauty isn't it Julie @vec 💚💚

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Leonplantaddict

#tetrapanax #trex #bigleaves 😍❤️

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Leonplantaddict

#trex #tetrapanax ❤️

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vec

I'm in awe. Mine are nowhere near this size yet 💚💚💚

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Leonplantaddict

I’m just always pleased to see it survive the winter,now reaching the height I wanted,so it doesn’t shade out plants below too much. 💚😊 @vec

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vec

How old is it Leon ?

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Leonplantaddict

@vec good question! Think it must be in its fourth year planted in the ground? 🤔

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vec

I'll have to be patient then 😀

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Leonplantaddict

Dull day but always good to see my Trex starting to grow again! #trex #tetrapanax 😍

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vec

💚💚💚

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Leonplantaddict

My TRex last year when I first got it,once in the ground it reached about 4'.....hoping this year up to 7-8' with big leaves! 🌴 😍

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tygger

Just looked it up, I like that a lot. Might be a bit big for my garden though 😳

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Leonplantaddict

It's probably too big for my garden too,but I love large leaves & exotic type plants! 😊

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tygger

Might just give it a go 👍

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vec

How has your t rex coped over winter ? I kept mine in the shed and it's got a new leaf already ☺

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Leonplantaddict

My T. rex is planted in the ground & it's just started to show signs of life,the stem is about 5ft so I'm hoping to stand under the leaves this year! 😊

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vec

Ooh fantastic, keep me updated please

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Leonplantaddict

Will do @vec...they're certainly a lot hardier than you think 👍🏻

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