How to grow Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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