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15cm pot


Species Name: Cyperus prolifer

Common Name: Dwarf Papyrus or Miniature Papyrus

Plant Type: Aquatic Marginal

Description: Cyperus prolifer, also known as Dwarf Papyrus, is a charming aquatic marginal plant that adds a touch of elegance to pond environments. Its slender, feathery stems and umbrella-like clusters of foliage make it a beautiful addition to water gardens.

Light Requirements: Cyperus prolifer thrives in full to partial sun conditions. It should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily to promote healthy growth and maintain its vibrant appearance.

Water Requirements:

  • Water Depth: Plant Cyperus prolifer in shallow water, with a recommended depth of 2-6 inches (5-15 cm) above the roots. This allows the plant to grow while keeping its roots submerged.

  • Water Quality: Maintain good water quality by monitoring pH levels, temperature, and oxygen levels in the pond. Regularly clean the pond to prevent debris buildup and algae overgrowth.

Planting and Maintenance:

  • Planting Depth: When planting Cyperus prolifer, place the root ball just below the water's surface. Ensure that the roots are in contact with the pond's soil or substrate.

  • Container Use: Consider planting Cyperus prolifer in a container with a few small holes to control its spread within the pond.

  • Fertilization: Feed Cyperus prolifer with aquatic plant fertilizer tablets or liquid fertilizer specifically formulated for pond plants during the growing season (spring to summer). Follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer packaging.

  • Pruning: Trim dead or yellowing leaves regularly to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's attractive appearance. Pruning can also help prevent overcrowding.

  • Propagation: Cyperus prolifer can be propagated through division. Lift the plant carefully from the pond, separate the root mass into smaller sections, and replant them in suitable locations.

Winter Care: In regions with cold winters, Cyperus prolifer 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 complete freezing of the water surface.

Pest and Disease Management: Cyperus prolifer is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, monitor for signs of rot or fungal issues and promptly remove affected plant parts to prevent the spread of problems.

Compatibility: Cyperus prolifer complements other aquatic plants and can be used as a border or backdrop in your pond. Its structure also offers shelter and habitat for small aquatic creatures.

Conclusion: Cyperus prolifer, or Dwarf Papyrus, is an easy-to-maintain and visually appealing addition to your pond or water garden. By providing the right light, water depth, and care, you can enjoy the elegance and charm of this aquatic marginal plant year-round.



  • 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 pic 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 prolifer - Mini Papyrus

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