Best known for its use in paper making by the ancient Egyptians, papyrus is typically a large aquatic sedge that originates from tropical Africa and the Nile River Basin. Its bright green color and striking bold looks have made it a popular plant for contemporary aquatic container plantings and subtropical and tropical water gardens.
Plant papyrus in full or partial sun. It requires saturated organic soil. Pond-edges, water-filled containers or areas with dense mucky soil are ideal. Areas with hot and humid summers are also preferable. Remove brown or damaged stems to keep clumps looking clean and fresh. Specimens can be easily overwintered indoors or grown as houseplants. Divide papyrus when the clump becomes too large for a container or area. The center of the plant may die out with age and should be discarded during division.
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Grass – Annual
Green, Dark Green