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Species Name: Cyperus marginatus

Common Name: Marginal Sedge or Grass

Plant Type: Aquatic Marginal

Description: Cyperus marginatus is a graceful, aquatic marginal plant known for its attractive, grass-like appearance. It thrives in pond and water garden settings, adding a natural and aesthetic touch to your aquatic landscape.

Light Requirements: Cyperus marginatus prefers full to partial sun exposure. Place it where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and vibrancy.

Water Requirements:

  • Water Depth: Marginal plants like Cyperus marginatus should be planted in shallow water. A water depth of 2-6 inches (5-15 cm) is ideal.

  • Water Quality: Ensure good water quality by regularly monitoring and maintaining the pond's pH, temperature, and oxygen levels. Clean the pond periodically to prevent debris buildup.

Planting and Maintenance:

  • Planting Depth: When planting Cyperus marginatus, submerge the roots in the shallow water, allowing the top of the root ball to be slightly above the water's surface.

  • Container Use: Consider planting Cyperus marginatus in a container with a few small holes to prevent it from spreading too aggressively in your pond.

  • Fertilization: Fertilize the plant sparingly with aquatic plant fertilizer tablets or liquid fertilizer specifically designed for pond plants during the growing season (spring to summer).

  • Pruning: Trim dead or yellowing leaves regularly to encourage new growth and maintain its tidy appearance.

  • Propagation: Propagation can be done through division. Lift the plant carefully from the pond, separate the root mass into smaller sections, and replant them.

Winter Care: In regions with cold winters, Cyperus marginatus may go dormant. If your pond experiences freezing temperatures, consider moving the plant to a protected indoor area or provide winter protection with floating pond heaters or a de-icer to prevent the water surface from freezing completely.

Pest and Disease Management: Cyperus marginatus is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for signs of rot or fungal issues, and promptly remove affected plant parts.

Compatibility: Cyperus marginatus pairs well with other aquatic plants and can provide a natural border or backdrop for your pond. It also offers habitat and cover for small aquatic wildlife.

Conclusion: Cyperus marginatus is a low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing addition to your pond or water garden. By providing the appropriate light, water depth, and care, you can enjoy the beauty of this aquatic marginal plant for years to come.



  • These pond plants have a waiting period of 2-3 weeks before they will be available. This is due to the logistics and athe fuel price to get it from the farm to our facility in Gezina.
  • Regarding shipping -

Pick up – if you pick up, they will be sold as potted plant in a 15cm pot.

Shipping via courier – To protect the plants against damage during transport and save on freight costs, We will remove it out of the pot, clean and package them in individual bags.

Cyperus marginatus = Marginal Sedge or Grass

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