The Cyperus Papyrus is a highly attractive clumping perennial plant which is more than happy to grow in boggy soils and shallow water. Tall dark green triangular stems are topped with a mass of thread-like shiny green leaves producing a large graceful 'umbrella'. Reaching a height of up to 2.5m this easy to grow aquatic plant certainly makes an architectural statement and adds a tropical touch.
The stems can be cut back in winter and rhizomes protected from frost or alternatively bring into a greenhouse, conservatory or bright room for interest in the home throughout the coldest months.
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Latin Name: Cyperus Papyrus.
Common Name: Papyrus. Egyption Paper Reed. Indian Matting Plant
Origin: Madagascar. Africa.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth: Very easy to grow. Clumping grass-like perennial. Long slender erect triangular green stems, have a mass of shiny green thread like leaves on top.Small greenish flowers in Summer. Can be kept as a stunning houseplant.
Sunlight: Partial shade/full shade.
Soil: Boggy soil or shallow water. If keeping as a houseplant place a saucer of water under the plant to keep it moist.
Moisture: Keep well watered or plant in shallow water.
Feeding: Feed monthly throughout the growing season.
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