The Tetrapanax papyrifera Rex is probably one of the essential plants in the creation of exotic gardens resistant to cold, this plant is native to Asia, it is found mainly in China, Japan and Taiwan,it produces huge leaves very decorative and can reach several meters high, in our regions it is cultivated a bit like a perennial, so its height is limited to 2.50m, which is already very good ...it is important to choose the variety "REX" which is much more resistant to the cold than the wild variety, it can be grown in the ground in our gardens by protecting the base with a mulch during the coldest months.
Winter, when temperatures drop below -10 ° C the foliage disappears and the upper part of the stem freezes, no problem! just cut the blackened part and everything restarts in good weather.
The Tetrapanax papyrifera Rex is really a surprising plant that likes the semi-shade, if it likes at home it will quickly become a remarkable plant in the garden.
For the record, they are often also called rice paper plant, because its white marrow is used for the making of this paper.