Cyperus alternifolius

Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Palm, Umbrella Sedge

The Umbrella Palm is not related to the palms (Arecaceae family), but belongs to the Cyperaceae family. It can grow up to 1.5 meters high and is native to tropical and subtropical Africa. There it grows in swampy habitats.

Cyperus alternifolius

Characteristics & Description

Height, habit: 50 to 150 centimeters, herbaceous plant
Life cycle: Perennial
Poisonous: No
Origin: Tropical and subtropical Africa, as an introduced species also in some regions in Asia, Australia, North America and South America (distribution map)
USDA zone: 12 (50 °F/10 °C)

Cyperus alternifolius


Name: Cyperus alternifolius
Family: Cyperaceae

Umbrella Palm Cyperus alternifolius

Categories: Brown & Green Flowers | Grasses | Indoor Plants |

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