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Species Name: Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips'

Common Name: Tiny Tips Umbrella Grass

Plant Type: Aquatic Marginal

Description: Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' is a delightful aquatic marginal plant that thrives in pond environments. With its slender, green stems and delicate, umbrella-like foliage, it adds a touch of grace and charm to water gardens.

Light Requirements: Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' prefers full to partial sun conditions. It should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for healthy growth and to maintain its vibrant appearance.

Water Requirements:

  • Water Depth: Plant Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' in shallow water with a recommended depth of 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) above the root system. This keeps the roots submerged while allowing the plant to thrive.

  • Water Quality: Maintain good water quality by monitoring pH levels, temperature, and oxygen levels in the pond. Regularly remove debris and control algae growth to ensure a healthy environment for your plants.

Planting and Maintenance:

  • Planting Depth: Position the root ball of Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' just below the water's surface, ensuring that the roots are in contact with the pond's soil or substrate.

  • Container Use: Consider planting Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' in a container with a few small holes to manage its spread within the pond.

  • Fertilization: During the growing season (spring to summer), feed Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' with aquatic plant fertilizer tablets or liquid fertilizer specifically formulated for pond plants. Follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer packaging to prevent overfeeding.

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

  • Propagation: Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' can be propagated through division. Carefully lift the plant from the pond, divide the root mass into smaller sections, and replant them in suitable locations.

Winter Care: In regions with cold winters, Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips' 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 textilis 'Tiny Tips' 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 textilis 'Tiny Tips' complements other aquatic plants and can be used as a border or backdrop in your pond. Its delicate appearance also provides shelter and habitat for small aquatic organisms.

Conclusion: Cyperus textilis 'Tiny Tips,' or Tiny Tips Umbrella Grass, is a charming and relatively low-maintenance addition to your pond or water garden. By providing the right light, water depth, and care, you can enjoy the elegance and grace of this aquatic marginal plant year-round.

 

PLEASE NOTE –

  • 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 textilis 'tiny tips'

R137.00Price
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