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Dwarf Papyrus
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Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus haspens)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Yellow
Water Conditions 70-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size 2' 6"
Origin Farm Raised
Family Cyperaceae
Lighting Natural
Placement Edge
Propagation Flower Heads upside down in water
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Overview

The Dwarf Papyrus, also known as the Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus is an excellent marshy plant in small pools or when kept as a houseplant. It is the dwarf variety of the Giant Papyrus, and has strong stems reaching up to 30 inches tall with tufted umbrella-like foliage on the end. The tufts are yellow-green and turn a rich bronze in late summer.

Dwarf Papyrus make excellent deck and patio accents when planted in tubs or kettles and set in full sun to partial shade. They have very high moisture needs, so be sure to keep the appropriate amount of water in the pot. Dwarf Papyrus prefers a water depth of 1 to 4 inches over their crowns. They can be invasive if planted directly at the pond edge; they are controllable by placing them in 2-gallon containers before placing them in the water. Spreads 12".

When a stem bends over and touches the water, it will create new plantlets. If you want to speed up this process, cut off flower heads and float them upside down in water. Zones 9-11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 8" to 10"

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