Cyperus Papyrus and Cyperus Alterni-folius, commonly known as Umbrella Grass, Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Sedge or the Umbrella Palm, originated in Egypt many years ago.

Papyrus is an imposing aquatic plant that can reach approximately five to six 6 feet in height.

Each stem looks like a decorative plume of green flowers which opens like an umbrella.

Papyrus is among the few plants that cannot be killed by overwatering it. In fact, it can be grown in a pot of water, in ponds, pools and fountains displays. It thrives in very wet soil.  It copes well with a range of light and temperature levels, grows quickly and is easily propagated. So if you are looking for an aquatic plant that is easy to manage, the Umbrella Papyrus is the one for you.

Until next week, Happy Gardening.