Tsiperus is not yet very popular among flower growers, but this trend is gradually changing. This whimsical leaf hat is perfect for any decor. And cyperus is the same plant that grows well in the back of the room and is not afraid of too much watering!
Tsiperus is a moisture-loving inhabitant of swamps and rivers, and that is why it is difficult to flood him. Under favorable conditions, it grows rapidly and forms real impassable thickets.
Indoor cyperus rarely grows above 1 m. The plant has a superficial, but very branched rhizome, straight shoots and narrow long leaves, collected in interesting umbrellas at the top. Variegated varieties are especially popular in decorative floriculture.
Cyperus actively branches as old shoots die off. In summer, it is able to bloom, but this bloom is completely unremarkable. Faded yellow buds are arranged singly or collected in rosettes.
Cyperus is one of the most diverse grassy inhabitants of houses and apartments. There are more than 500 of its types, but we will focus on the most spectacular!
This is a great option for outdoor cultivation on the site. Its leaves are stiffer and more elastic, so that they hardly sag in the apical “palms”.
It is clearly distinguished by a lighter shade of foliage. The leaves are long and thin, and the shoots are very tall.
Nice decorative look with variegated leaves. Long white stripes of various widths are clearly visible against a dark green background.
A favorite variety for aquarium owners who use it for decoration and landscaping. The stems are short, up to 50 cm, but the leaves are very long.
The original Egyptian species with very thin leaves, like blades of grass. Papyrus blooms profusely and thrives best in greenhouses.
This species is as similar as possible to ordinary grass, because it grows almost from the ground. In such a cyperus, the stems are practically absent.
The compact, low-growing species reaches a height of 50 cm, and occasionally a little higher. The leaves grow practically from the roots and are wider than other species.
Tsiperus is completely unpretentious, but at the same time his requirements differ from most of the usual. So we advise you to familiarize yourself with the intricacies of care in advance!
Cyperus is not afraid of open windows, drafts and cold air. It takes root in the garden, and indoor flowerpots can be safely taken out onto the balcony. Comfortable summer temperature – 20-25 degrees.
Cyperus is a rare plant that thrives on a shelf somewhere rather than on a windowsill. He categorically dislikes direct sunlight and grows best in light partial shade.
In its natural environment, Cyperus grows in swamps, so that the flooded soil does not bother him. Feel free to water it every day if the temperature around is above 20 degrees. In winter, reduce the frequency of watering a little and start draining excess water from the sump.
Humidity and spraying
Cyperus should be regularly sprayed and humidified in general. For example, it is very good to keep it near the aquarium. You can put the flowerpot straight into a container of water, but remember to change it regularly.
It is useful to add a little of the components “native” for cyperus to the soil – dry grass or silt. Otherwise, mixtures based on peat with turf and sand are suitable.
Fertilizers and feeding
Cyperus is fertilized with complex mixtures for deciduous plants almost all year round, except for winter. The optimal interval between dressings is 2-3 weeks. We advise you to use liquid mixtures, but lower the concentration for young bushes.
Tsiperus very quickly and intensively grows deciduous mass, so in spring or autumn it can be trimmed at least by half. Remove yellow and weak shoots as they appear.
The heat-loving garden cyperus will not survive the winter outdoors. It will have to be transplanted into flowerpots and removed indoors. He also does not need a cool wintering, so do not lower the temperature below 16 degrees.
Tsiperus easily tolerates a transplant and needs periodic updating of the soil and flowerpot. In the process, inspect the roots and trim off any damaged areas. The shape of the flowerpot depends on the type of root system of a particular species.
Reproduction and planting of cyperus
Cyperus can be propagated by seeds by spreading them directly onto the substrate. Leave them to emerge warm with enough light under the film. Air and spray periodically, and when 5-6 leaves appear, seedlings.
Strong large plants are cut apart during the transplant process. Make sure that there are at least three escapes on each section. Sockets also take root well and quickly. It is not even necessary to cut them off right away: just bend them to the ground and dig a little.
You can also root the apical cuttings, but there are nuances. First, cut the leaves in half. Second, root the cuttings in the water with the leaves facing down.
Pest and disease control
Cyperus almost does not get sick and does not even suffer from fungus in high humidity. Almost all leaf problems are associated with excessive dry air or improper light conditions. In winter, the leaves fade from lack of sun or from the proximity of heating appliances.
Tsiperus – photo
It is only at first glance that it seems that Cyperus is completely unremarkable. When it grows, it looks just as good as more exotic deciduous plants!
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