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Umbrella Palm

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By Diohio


Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius)

A closer look at the aquatic Umbrella Palm that comes from Africa.



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I believe this is the same plant that I grew as a houseplant in the bathroom of my flat back in the seventies. It seemed very happy there.

8 Sep, 2008

 

Ihave grown these before from seed many yrs ago, go like crazy on plant stalls, Cyperus Alternifolius, i Believe,

26 Oct, 2008

 

Yes, that's the one.

26 Oct, 2008

 

I've never grown one from seed but I have started new plants by bending a stem over so that the top (umbrella) is just under water and soon the umbrella will start to grow roots. When the roots are long enough I snip the stem and pot the new plant.

28 Oct, 2008

 

Wow, I didn't know that.
What an easy way to produce new plants.

29 Oct, 2008



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