t rex

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t rex

Post by parkeey » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:36 pm

i noticed my t- rex has a strange leaf?
just wondered why it come out like this
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Mr List

Re: t rex

Post by Mr List » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:55 pm

normally just about to try and flower

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:04 pm

yes it has buds comming ok. :D

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:27 pm

just found this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV7QSQTdPfI

mine just seems to spread outwards rather than upwards, in that video the height is massive in one season, could i be mine is planted near to a elderberry tree to the left.. that stops it shooting upwards.. and more outwards for the light...

my t rex is around 5/6 years old now.

any thoughts ive been thinking about removing the elderberry, it just provides a screen from next door. icon_scratch

Mr List

Re: t rex

Post by Mr List » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:11 pm

are you sure it is a rex and not the plain tetrapanax?

doesn't look right for that old at all.

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:46 pm

yep that was my main concern, but i just checked i ordered it back in 2009
TETRAPANAX PAPYRIFER 'REX', 10ltr - £35.00 ,from amulree. so im pretty sure its a rex.

so its not at old as i thought but been in there a good few years. i mulch it like madly and use chicken pellets.

its got quite a stem on it , maybe it surprise me next year :D

derrick

Re: t rex

Post by derrick » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:17 pm

Do you have buds on yours Parkeey .I Thought mine would flower I had the strange leaves .Mines just branching lots of growing points 6 or more now.

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:32 pm

yep its got some real big buds, just about to start flowering shortly 8) ..

derrick

Re: t rex

Post by derrick » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:36 pm

That's good have to put some pictures up later ?

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:39 pm

yea will do, i also have a canna, its the first time ive grown it, but it got really big and tall but never flowered..... :( am i right in thinking the first yr of canna's dont always flower. come to think of it, i never fed it though...

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:43 pm

just found this picture on my laptop, same plant earlier this year in June!! i think its definitely now spreading its leaves for the light, as the tree to the left blocks some of the light..
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derrick

Re: t rex

Post by derrick » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:49 pm

Mines in full shade no sun near a chestnut tree its done ok .

miketropic

Re: t rex

Post by miketropic » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:27 am

I really am amazed..I have 1 from the uk and a diff form from the states and neither of them put on growth like the ones over there do..mines in rich soil full sun and its just slow..

Mr List

Re: t rex

Post by Mr List » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:11 am

that is a really weird size, mine has been in since 2011 and the trunk is about 8ft now

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Re: t rex

Post by parkeey » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:41 pm

bummer... :(

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