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Cyperus alternifolius (Cyperus involucratus)

Common Name(s):
Umbrella palm, Umbrella plant
Cultivar(s):
Variegatus , Gracilis , Nana
Category:
Water Garden
Comment:

Sun or light shade; can be used in water gardens or as a houseplant (container on tray of water); keep moist or grow in standing water; prefers fertile soil; sun and wind can brown the bracts; plant in 2-5 gallon pot; grow with 1-6 inches of water covering the crown

Height:
18-36 in.
Foliage:
Leafless stem toped with spiral of dark green leaves
Flower:
Flat, leaf-like bract produced at top of stem

NCCES plant id: 2333

Cyperus alternifolius Cyperus alternifolius
Maja Dumat, CC BY - 2.0
Cyperus alternifolius Cyperus alternifolius
Shihchuan, CC BY - 2.0
Cyperus alternifolius Cyperus alternifolius
Dick Culbert, CC BY - 2.0