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The genus Cyperus (papyrus sedges) comprises about 900 species, among them the African papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) and the well-known houseplant C. alternifolius. However, there are only a few Cyperus species that can truly grow submersed, among them Cyperus helferi. This aquatic plant is found submersed as well as emersed in Thailand, in stagnant and slow-flowing waters.

This Cyperus species is not very difficult in cultivation, given that it survives it rather long adaptation period. It grows best under lots of light (0.5 - 1 watt per litre). There is no need to fertilise with CO2, however, if CO2 is added it enhances growth significantly. This plant likes its water on the cooler side, thus a temperature of 26 °C should not be exceeded for optimal growth. A good supply of nitrate, phosphate, potassium and micronutrients enhance growth and further a healthy look.

 

Complete botanical nameCypérus hélferi Boeckeler
FamilyCyperaceae
GenusCyperus
Difficultymedium
UsageBackground, Midground, Specimen plant
Growthslow
pH value5 - 7
Temperature tolerance15 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness0 - 10°dKH
General hardness0 - 30°dGH
PropagationProliferating inflorescences, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?yes
SourceFlowgrow

    Cyperus Helferi

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