Refers to the family sedge. Fatherland is a tropical belt.
General description : Cypherus is a rather unpretentious herbaceous plant. It is also called an umbrella plant, as if its cereal leaves of different widths diverge at the ends of stiff stems, as if the umbrella's spokes. It is often used in floral arrangements. Humidifies the atmosphere in place.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Cyperus papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) grows up to 2.5 m, the most demanding and outlandish cyperus. It is distinguished by threadlike leaves, the bundle of which suggests a panicle. In ancient times papyrus was produced from this plant.
Cyperus diffusus (Cypherus sprawling) owns palm-like foliage, grows up to 60 cm.
Cyperus alternifoius (Cypherus alternate) is larger, up to 1 m, leaves are narrow and drooping. Blossoms with inconspicuous spicate inflorescences. Has a variegated variety with snow-white stripes on the leaves and a dwarf shape.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Tsiperus:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant, uniform, better method of immersion.
Humidity : Adores high humidity, you need to often spray. Air humidity is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Temperature regime : Optimum 12-13 ° С, minimum 8 ° С, maximum 15 ° С.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mixture: 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat, 2 parts of clay-turf ground and 1 element of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding : apical cuttings, seeds, crushing during transplantation.
Transplantation : In the spring every year. The dishes should correspond to the size of the root system.
Pests : It is affected by scarlet spider mite (in dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution and a warm wash.
In case of severe damage, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.