Cyperus Alternifolius L profile

Written by Maggie

Nov 25 2020

Cyperus Alternifolius L profile

The stem of the Cyperus Alternifolius L is straight and the slender leaves are clustered at the top of the stem in a radial pattern, much like an umbrella that protects against the rain. Cyperus Alternifolius L, native to the West Indies, prefers warm and humid environments and tolerates half shade. Its growth force is very strong in the warm season, from the base of constant germination of new buds, full of vigorous germination. In the home, the Cyperus Alternifolius L can be cultivated in a basin in a container.

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Cyperus Alternifolius L

Cyperus Alternifolius L morphological characteristics

Cyperus Alternifolius L is a perennial herbs, rhizomes short, thick, fibrous roots hard. Culms are slightly stout, 30-150 cm tall, subterete, slightly coarsely upper, base covered with leafless sheaths brown.The leaves end in an umbrella-shaped shape. cyperus alternifolius l has 20 bracts, nearly equal in length, about 2 times longer than inflorescences, 2-11 mm wide, spreading to all sides, spreading;The cymes have many first radiating branches, up to 7 cm long, and each first radiating branch has 4-10 second radiating branches, up to 15 cm long. Spikelet is the densely upper end of the second radiating branch, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 3 -- 8 mm long, 1.5 -- 3 mm wide, flattened, with 6 -- 26 flowers;Cob without wings. Scales are densely covered, membranous, ovate, apically acuminate, ca. 2 mm long, pale, rust-spotted, or yellow-brown, with 3-5 veins. Cyperus Alternifolius L has 3  stamens, anthers linear, apically with setae appendages. Style is short, stigma 3. Nutlets are elliptic, nearly trigonal, 1/3 scaly, brown. Flowers are bisexual, and flowering period is from August to November.

Habitat of Cyperus Alternifolius L

Cultivated in all the provinces of North and south China, it is native to Africa and widely distributed in the great lakes and swamps on the edge of rivers in forest and grassland areas. 

Cyperus Alternifolius L growth habit

Cyperus Alternifolius L prefers a warm, damp, damp and well-ventilated environment. It has strong adaptability and does not have strict requirements on soil. Fertile soil with strong water retention is most suitable. In marshes and wetlands, it can also grow well with long-term water. The suitable temperature for its growth is 15-25℃, intolerant to cold, and the room temperature should be kept at 5-10℃ in winter.

Cyperus Alternifolius L

Cyperus Alternifolius L main value

Cyperus Alternifolius L often grows in water. The plants are thick and clumpy. The stems are elegant and straight. Planted along the Banks of streams and rivers, with rockery and reefs, it is evergreen and graceful all the year round, showing the natural beauty of tranquility and serenity to the full. It is a common leaf-watching plant in landscape water. 

Cyperus Alternifolius L is a dense plant with strange leaves. It is a good indoor leaf-viewing plant. In addition to potted plants for viewing, it is also a material for bonsai making, hydroponics or flower arrangement. In the frost-free period of the south Of the Yangtze River, it can be cultivated in the open field, which is often arranged in the gap of rockery along the stream bank as an ornament, with unique natural scenery. However, special attention should be paid to the lighting conditions of planting, and ecological habits of plants should be considered as far as possible, and planting and viewing should be carried out in shady areas.

Cyperus Alternifolius L