Cyperus papyrus 'Percamenthus'
The real Egyptian papyrus. Tropical marsh plant of easy cultivation. Reaches 2-3 meters in height, but its effect makes it unique. Protect from frost and does not tolerate temperatures below 8 ° C. It was used by the Egyptians to make the parchments.
Cyperus papirus or Egyptian papyrus, is a perennial marsh plant, but tropical, native to Africa, especially in the Nile Delta. He has big green stems that start from a brown creeping rhizome. Easily reaches 2 m in height, but can reach 4-5 m. At the top of the stems form a dense tuft of thread-like leaves bright green, long even 30 - 40 cm. A late summer produces an inflorescence of brownish color.
It should be grown on board the pond, with the rhizome always covered by water, on heavy soil and muddy, flooded to the maximum of 20 cm.
Protect from frost and also withstands temperatures up to 8 ° C.
The Egyptian papyrus has had many uses, both as a food source, to make paper (parchment) or even to build boats.
On sale from March to October
- 140 cm
- Sun Exposure:
- Full sun to partial shade
- Planting depth from the surface of the water:
- from 0 to 5 cm
- Type of soil:
- USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
- 2 plants per square meter.
- Leaf color:
- Ease of Growth: