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tetrapanax rex

Post by simonjohn » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:03 pm

how fast do these grow in a year? i would like to buy a small one but if it will take ten years to get huge i may buy a larger plant :?


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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by flounder » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:05 pm

10 years? 10 months might give you a respectable plant from what I'm hearing
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Post by Blairs » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:30 pm

If a pup, then second year leaves can be 50cm wide+ and the trunk about the same length wise. It grows about 30-50cm per year for me. It is fast growing and well worth getting - it will be big by 3-5 years ad 10 years massive. It was one of the first tropical plants that I bought.


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Post by Deedee » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:56 pm

I Grew mine from seed in 2012 and planted it in the border last year, Not Bad i think, and i live up North :mrgreen:

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Post by Mr List » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:17 pm

grows between 1-3ft a year


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Post by Blairs » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:22 pm

Deedee wrote:I Grew mine from seed in 2012
Really? I have tried them from seed lots of times, how did you do it?


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Post by sanatic1234 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:30 pm

This was mine last year and they all started from pups last year to, as i lost my growth point in the winter before.
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Post by Deedee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:25 am

Blairs wrote:
Deedee wrote:I Grew mine from seed in 2012
Really? I have tried them from seed lots of times, how did you do it?
on a windowsill Blairs, the way i normaly grow seeds, seed compost and tray, Can't remember if i covered them in clingfilm but i followed the instructions, i bought them off ebay, i think i sowed 6 and only one germinated but that was enough for me. It grew bigger than the above pics and is still in leaf with this mild winter but not looking nowhere as good as the pics.


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Post by Blairs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:06 pm

Deedee wrote:
Blairs wrote:
Deedee wrote:I Grew mine from seed in 2012
Really? I have tried them from seed lots of times, how did you do it?
on a windowsill Blairs, the way i normaly grow seeds, seed compost and tray, Can't remember if i covered them in clingfilm but i followed the instructions, i bought them off ebay, i think i sowed 6 and only one germinated but that was enough for me. It grew bigger than the above pics and is still in leaf with this mild winter but not looking nowhere as good as the pics.
Great - you have also confirmed to me that they need light to germinate. I thought that germination would be similar as Fatsia seed. Am trying some steroidal giant seeds I bought off ebay.


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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by simonjohn » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:24 pm

Thanks guys. Deedee thats a lovely garden you have


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Post by Deedee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:48 pm

Just googled Steroidal giant Blairs, wow, I could fancy one of those in my garden, Good luck with germination this year but im sure you dont need it icon_thumleft

Thanks Simonjohn...


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