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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Umbrella Plant?

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crutland
Lynn Haven, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2001
1:31 PM

Post #7779

Just one more for you. Is this a type of umbrella plant?

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Gabrielle

(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2001
3:04 PM

Post #90226

Sure is. Or at least it looks like the one I bought last year. It looks like a very happy one too. I constantly have to pick dead stems off of mine. Do you also, or am I doing something wrong?
crutland
Lynn Haven, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2001
7:23 PM

Post #90336

Well, mine has dead stems all the time too and spreads really good. I was told to cut one of the live stems and put it upside down in water to grow another one. Ever hear of that? The tops of mine never hang down, they always stick up! That's why I wasn't sure what it was.
Thanks
Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2001
10:05 PM

Post #90382

Its cyperus. Probably Cyperus alternifolious.
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2001
10:13 PM

Post #90387

Hi Jerseyguy. Does it multiply upside down in water? She is sending me one and I have a pond that I was thinking of putting it in. Thanks Jim
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 4, 2001
10:15 PM

Post #90388

Yes, it makes new plants on the ends of the stems, right in the middle of the leaves. Turn a stem upsidedown and stick it in the water. Sometimes they will make baby plants even out of the water.
Calalily
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2001
10:40 PM

Post #90393

Boy I can't wait for the mail man tomorrow. Thanks Calalily
Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2001
11:17 PM

Post #90399

This plant does very well actually growing in water as a bog plant. If it dries out too much will quickly turn brown. This is easy to grow from seed too. Park Seed used to carry them under the houseplant section.
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2001
11:38 PM

Post #90408

The pond will have a new plant soon. Thanks Jerseyguy.
crutland
Lynn Haven, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2001
11:50 PM

Post #90414

Thanks for all the information...now I know what that thing is!
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2001
3:17 AM

Post #90483

This looks like Papyrus to me.
Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2001
3:20 AM

Post #90484

Papyrus=Cyperus. Cyperus is the latin name.
Nan
SW, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 6, 2001
4:33 PM

Post #91166

I have one! It does root verrry easily in water...before you do this though...cut off the outer portions of the leaves, leaving just a small(ish) circle of leaf 'portions' around the stem...that's the recommended way and it helps, as those leaf portions you cut away don't just 'rot' in the water. The stems of mine flop over once in awhile too, if they get 'bumped'...they're kindof fragile...it does grow like a weed and definitely can't be overwatered!!
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2001
6:43 PM

Post #91600

I received mine from Connie and it is the same as I got in a trade from tiG. Now I have twin umbrella plants to go on each side of the pond. I have named them Connie and Bonnie. Isn't that great. I couldn't have planned it any better. Thanks girls and hope you don't mind the naming. Jim
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2001
8:04 PM

Post #91622

was reading this and was going to tell you that it was what I gave you! That's funny, connie and bonnie!!!! I like that:)
crutland
Lynn Haven, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2001
9:00 PM

Post #91658

Hi Bonnie, glad to hear I have good company out by the pond!

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