How to grow Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Cyperus also known as Cyperus papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius perennial evergreen and used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, desert or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Stem color is green in the base of the stems is brown cover, in end of the stems there is flower that grow.

Cyperus alternifolius flowers

Flower color yellow like feather in cone shape, flowers grow on the edge of the leaf as umbrella shape.

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How to grow Cyperus alternifolius growing and care:

Wetland, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attract a lot of flying insect

Planting season:
All year (especially in the spring)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water, average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring, summer

General information about the flower
Yellow like feather, flowers grow on the edge of the leaf as umbrella shape.

Scientific name:

Cyperus alternifolius

How to grow Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius leaves

Cyperus alternifolius plant care

Cyperus alternifolius


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9