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Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

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Cyperus papyrus

Eye-catching Egyptian Papyrus that produces a mass of angular stems topped with the iconic firework-like flower spikelets

Likes part to full sun. As a semi-aquatic reed, this papyrus does well on the border of a water feature, though is just as happy in a pot. If planted in a pot or normal garden bed it is best to keep the soil moist, but once established Papyrus has proven to be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions.

King Tut Reaches 180cm H current height 80-90cm H

Prince Tut Reaches 75cm H current height 30cm H


Care information

Origin: Native to wetlands of Africa and the Nile Delta, I'm known for my tall, grass-like stems.

Light: Provide full sun to partial shade. I thrive in bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight, but can tolerate some shade.

Temperature: Keep me warm and humid. I'm sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, so protect me from chilly conditions.

Watering: Keep my soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water me generously, ensuring that the soil remains moist at all times, especially during the growing season.

Soil: Plant me in rich, loamy soil with good water retention.

Fertilization: Feed me with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter.

Pruning: Trim any yellowing or damaged stems to maintain my appearance. Remove dead or browned stems at the base to encourage new growth.

Propagation: I can be propagated by division.

Pests/Diseases: I'm relatively pest and disease-resistant, but watch out for pests like aphids or scale insects.

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