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tetrapanax rex

Post by Andy2cool » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:45 pm

Hello,

Just wondering what people do to protect their T Rexs'

Thanks so much
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Andy2cool wrote:Hello,

Just wondering what people do to protect their T Rexs'

Thanks so much

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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:31 pm

Depending on size you can't really protect the whole plant so I just wrap fleece around the growth point which is the most susceptible part of the plant. :wink:
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by The Codfather » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:15 pm

would that apply this far north too Dave ?????
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:34 pm

The Codfather wrote:would that apply this far north too Dave ?????
If you get prolonged freezes in might be worth protecting the whole stem. I lost the top 18" in the 2010 freeze. The base where woody was fine in -10C freeze. It's the non woody tops that will mush :wink:
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Mr List » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:48 am

still wondering how many years it takes for the growth to get fully ripe/woody?


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Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:43 am

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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by miketropic » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:45 am

I'm still trying to get the root cuttings I got to sprout..once I get them established I'll let everyone know how they do in a good Kentucky winter
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:58 am

Mr List wrote:still wondering how many years it takes for the growth to get fully ripe/woody?
2nd year for me. Current year is soft, previous year is woody. :wink:
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Mr List » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:37 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Mr List wrote:still wondering how many years it takes for the growth to get fully ripe/woody?
2nd year for me. Current year is soft, previous year is woody.

are you sure?

my growth from last year still doesn't look like the oldest growth near the base.
the newer growth looks a little transparent and you can see lines and such in it but the oldest looks barky and not at all translusent.

i want to know how long until it looks like the oldest growth, proper trunky and barky.


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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:50 pm

Same as Dave although last years growth is only turning properly woody now.


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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by miketropic » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:26 am

my root cuttings took on to rotting icon_thumbdown I am acually pretty upset about it. I have some seed also but no idea how fresh it is..already in the prop so we will see how it goes
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Mr List » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:41 am

i should think this will need to be a pot plant for you bud, it isn't as hardy as fatsia


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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:46 pm

miketropic wrote:my root cuttings took on to rotting icon_thumbdown I am acually pretty upset about it. I have some seed also but no idea how fresh it is..already in the prop so we will see how it goes
Have they all rotted?


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