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Name: Brenn
Nacogdoches, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Watersprite
Jan 5, 2014 5:13 PM CST
I saw this plant at SFASU arboretum and am dying to put it in my garden. All I know is that it grows in the shade and would be great for leaf casting.

Can someone id this for me please?





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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jan 5, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Looks like Tetrapanax papyrifer, Rice Paper Plant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrapanax

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Tetrapanax+pap...

http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/the-garden/big-is-better-la...
Name: Brenn
Nacogdoches, Tx (Zone 8b)
Cat Lover Garden Art Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Watersprite
Jan 6, 2014 9:29 AM CST
That is exactly what it is. Thank you so much for the id!

Whenever I feel blue, I just start breathing again.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jan 6, 2014 9:45 AM CST
E komo mai!

You're very welcome!

Aloha, Dave


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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 6, 2014 12:00 PM CST

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Rice-Paper Tree (Tetrapanax papyrifer)
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Jan 6, 2014 4:16 PM CST
Defiantly tetrapanix

Be really careful planting!

If left completely alone, and the roots undisturbed, it will only grow a single, tree like plant..if those roots are disturbed, even a fine hair like root, it will sprout a new plant!
Even a rodent rootin around down there will fire em...

Get tired or scared of it and try to dig it out, you will insight a full scale riot!

There's some really neat form of it out there, they sport different leaf shapes!

They all get really big!
The old leaves fall off in winter and don't grow back but the stem will resprout. They kinna get a palm tree look to em after a few years, because of this.
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 6, 2014 7:35 PM CST
Yes, and you will have them forever. You'll see!...

They are definitely a gift that keeps on giving the longer they are established. Smiling

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