Good morning, tetrapanax

Everything gets to be dewy and succulent for a moment, however brief.


And if you play it right, it’s just enough. (Barely.)


But enough.


(Happy weekend!)

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5 Responses to Good morning, tetrapanax

  1. Les says:

    I cut some of my older leaves off the tetrapanax just yesterday. I have the cultivar known as ‘Steroidal Giant’, and you could have used some of the bug eaten leaves as umbrellas.

  2. Grace says:

    That last leaf reminds me of my Fatsia foliage more than my Tetrapanax foliage which is, knock on wood, still happy. It seems like my Fatsia leaves have a higher mortality rate. Large leafed plants are so cool aren’t they?

  3. Neighbors down the street have a veritable grove of them. One day I’m going to screw up my courage and beg at their door for a small division. I think it’s ‘Steroidal Giant’, and I NEED it.

  4. Denise says:

    Les, I’m still apprehensive about unleashing the species here in zone 10, much less one name ‘Steroidal Giant’!
    Grace, I can’t believe you have this plant tucked away in your garden too. How do you do it?
    Jane, as soon as this starts running, I can send some on to you unless you really NEED the SG.

  5. Really, Denise? I’d love it, thank you! Now I’ll be wishing for a bad thing in your garden next summer…

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