Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’

Rice Paper Plant

(8 customer reviews)

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

Eventual Plant Size


Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’ is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular architectural, hardy, exotic plants possible to grow here in the U.K. With perhaps the largest leaves of any other woody plant grown here “Rex’ certainly makes it’s presence felt in the garden. In milder regions it can be almost evergreen but usually we treat them as a deciduous shrub, hardy in most regions.

If you live in a particulary cold area it’s a good idea to protect the trunk in winter with straw or fleece. Be prepared though once settled in ‘Rex’ will grow fast creating both dramatic effect and a talking point!

  • Position:Full sun to part shade.
  • Soil:Most soils except waterlogged conditions.
  • Eventual Size:3 to 4 metre, but can be pruned.
  • Habit:Rounded evergreen shrub with dense foliage.
  • Common Names:Rice Paper Plant, Chinese rice-paper plant 'Rex'.

8 reviews for Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’

  1. Michelle David (verified owner)

    I received my plant today. Delivery was very quick, plant looks really healthy. Can’t wait to see it grow into it’s full glory. The packet of Haribo sweets (my favourite) was a lovely touch . I’m very pleased, thank you.

  2. John M (verified owner)

    I received the plant about 10 days ago. It’s being grown indoors as a houseplant until the weather improves. It is positively racing away. A quality plant. This is my first purchase from this company. I’m very impressed and I hope to order from them again.

  3. Barbara Hurrell (verified owner)

    Well packaged, Healthy, Lots of leaves. A welcome addition for my tropical garden.

    Thank you

  4. dragon1764 (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in perfect condition a welcome plant to the garden

  5. Neil (verified owner)

    Very happy with this stunning plant, service very good and plant was well packaged and healthy will be ordering again.

  6. Natalie

    Plant was well packed and ready healthy. Thank you

  7. Joe Bloggs

    Plant was extremely well packaged and arrived in perfect condition

  8. Karren

    My plants arrived safely in perfect condition and Im very pleased with them. Excellent service.

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