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Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus

Cyperus alternifolius

Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: Madagascar, Reunion Island, Mauritius
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant

Use this plant along the shores of lakes, ponds, and slow moving streams to create masses of hazy light green foliage. A single clump can serve as a focal point, or use in pairs to frame a scene. When used in smaller pools and fishponds, grow papyrus in containers placed underwater.



Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus
Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus


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Cyperus haspan, Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge
Cyperus haspan viviparus

Cyperus haspan

Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant

Cyperus haspan, Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge
Cyperus haspan viviparus
Cyperus haspan, Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge
Cyperus haspan viviparus


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Cyperus haspan - Dwarf Papyrus

Great as bog plant, for ponds and borders. Can be kept in a pot in a small pond.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
3 Plants in stock
$17.95


Cyperus papyrus, Papyrus, Paper Reed, Nile Grass

Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus, Paper Reed, Nile Grass
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunBog or aquaticKeep soil moist

Cyperus papyrus forms a grass-like clump of triangular green stems that rise up from thick, woody rhizomes. Each stem is topped by a dense cluster of thin, bright green, thread-like rays around 10 to 30 cm (4 to 10 in).

Papyrus sedge forms vast stands in swamps, shallow lakes, and along stream banks.

In Ancient Egypt, papyrus was used for various of purposes such as baskets, sandals, blankets, medicine, incense, and boats including for making papyrus.

All parts of the Sedge, apart from the roots, are annual, and die every winter. New ones grow in the spring. The dead parts remain in the water and do not rot, so that large quantities of organic matter accumulates. The organic matter is compressed and turns into peat.





Link to this plant:
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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge
Cyperus giganteus

Cyperus sp.

Flatsedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Bog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantUnknown name

Long on beauty and history, papyrus has been known and used by Man for millennia. Soft green clouds of papyrus lined the Nile River during the time of the pharaohs. In the Bible the infant Moses was found among the bulrushes, as Cyperus papyrus is also called. Ancient Egyptians kept records of their pyramid building activities on papyrus sheets, from which we get the word "paper." Today papyrus is appreciated for its beauty and is often used in ornamental landscapes especially in pools, ponds and containers. Umbrella sedges inxabit damp ground and swamps, and as house-plants, too, they like to have wet feet. The characteristic mark of most of the Cyperus species is an umbrellalike head of leaves. The insignificant little umbellate flowers appear in almost all year long. There are some 600 species, of which Cyperus alternifulius, the subspecies ssp. flabelliformis, Cyperus gracilis, and Cyperius haspan are important as house plants. Now and then it is sold as a fully grown plant, but you can also grow it from seed.

Use this plant along the shores of lakes, ponds, and slow moving streams to create masses of hazy light green foliage. A single clump can serve as a focal point, or use in pairs to frame a scene. When used in smaller pools and fishponds, grow papyrus in containers placed underwater.

Species and varieties:

Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus giganteus (Piripiri)

Cyperus haspan

Cyperus luzula

Cyperus papyrus





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Cyrtosperma johnstonii , Arbi

Cyrtosperma johnstonii

Arbi
Family: Araceae
Origin: Solomon Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistUnusual colorOrnamental foliageDeciduousUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FFlood tolerant

A bizarre looking plant, Cyrtosperma johnstonii is a semiaquatic aroid. The stalks have spiny, and the large lobed leaves are green with blood red veining. Perfect for greenhouse culture. Suitable for bogs and water gardens.

Originated from Southeast Asia and some Pacific Islands. It has large arrow shaped leaves, points up, and odd dark scaly pinkish stems. Can grow to 5' or even bigger in a greenhouse environment. Likes warm humid condition. Upright flowers, typical spath type cream inside with a pink spadix and a black hood. Leaves can get 2'-4' long and bigger. Can be grown as a water plant growing in a bog situation.





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