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Umbrella Plant

Cyperus spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

9a-13b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.2m

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Umbrella Plant Overview

A large, widespread genus containing over 700 annual, evergreen and perennial rhizomatous species, found across all continents in tropical and temperate climates. This genus is mostly aquatic and, most species tend to grow submerged in water. Species range in size and are grown mainly for their striking foliage. Many have umbrella-like stems that produce small clusters of green flowers, which are pollinated through wind action. They can also be propagated by placing upside down in water and easily grown indoors to provide an interesting architectural display.

Common problems with Umbrella Plant

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to propagate Umbrella Plant

    Seed

    Division

    Special features of Umbrella Plant

    Wet sites

    Indoor plant

    Attractive flowers