Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Rice Paper Plant
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Tetrapanax
Item #: 4676
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 80" tall
Origin: China, Taiwan
This amazing tropical-looking favorite is grown as a dieback perennial north of Zone 8 and as a shrub from Zone 8 south. The fast-growing, thick, fuzzy, upright stems of Tetrapanax papyrifera are clothed with large, equally fuzzy, green castor bean-like leaves emerging from an underground rhizome. Rice paper plant will spread underground in good soils, so don't plant it near small defenseless plants.