Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Neil

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Neil » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:04 pm

When should you expect to see growth on Cyperus Alternifolius? I bought one last year which grew very well before dying down over winter. The clump is just dead stalks at the moment with no sign of life. Definitely adds a jungly feel to the border. Thanks, neil :D

Nigel Fear

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Nigel Fear » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:20 pm

It will be a while yet Neil, particularly this year, but once it starts growing it all happens reasonably quickly, then you can remove last years growth before it gets in the way.

Give it another month or two.

Neil

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Neil » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:23 pm

Cheers Nigel. neil. :D

Adrian

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Adrian » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:50 pm

I have a clump of variegated alternifolia here but its been reverting back big time and I took all the variegated bits off for propagation last autumn, Im hoping they get going again, the standard green form are ok.

Eddy

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Eddy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:03 pm

Nigel wrote,
This one gets pretty big, don't know the exact form, but it gets to around 7ft. tall

Does that mean you have the 'Cyperus Alternifolius' Nigel or do you have another type of cyperus? 7 foot tall is a lot taller than the 'C.Alternifolius' I have just bought. If it is the same, what are you feeding it? :shock: :lol:

Eddy

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Eddy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:06 pm

DUR? forget what I wrote. I've just re-read the bit where you said "don't know the exact form". :oops: :oops: :|

Nigel Fear

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Nigel Fear » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:58 pm

Eddy.
The Cyperus Alternifolius is only small, but perfectly formed.
There are a few other varieties, if you look around the Aquatics nurseries, you will often find them.

carolpz

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by carolpz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:26 pm

I'm still trying to get rid of mine after it elbowed pretty much everything else out of the way. Very difficult to keep under control down here.

Neil

Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Neil » Thu May 20, 2010 5:27 pm

I thought my Cyperus Alternifolius was toast, so dug it up and plonked it in a pot and left it to it's own devices. Today I have noticed a number of new shoots coming up icon_cheers Well pleased as I particularly love this plant. neil :D

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Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by DiCasS » Fri May 21, 2010 8:57 pm

Mine's dead :( I left it in the pond over Winter with about four inches of ice to keep it company.

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Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by Thomas9666 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:40 pm

I'my all means no expert here, but for some reason my Cyperus Papyrus plants have actually benefited from winter. The stalks were not all too big from spring into summer but as soon as it got cold, the stalks are all massive and it triggered them to flower. I grew mine from seed though, whereas you bought yours as plant... if I can get some good seeds I might try planting them outside just to see if Scotland is the next natural habitat of an Egyptian reed :D

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Re: Egyptian Papyrus (cyperus papyrus)

Post by nicebutdim » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:29 pm

The variety you have will survive winter it isn't the papyrus varity though as it's leaves are different not sure of its actual name

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