- Plant Info
- Tropical Bog Plant
- Spiked Stems Add Interest & Texture
- Increases Natural Filtration
The Dwarf Umbrella Palm is a close cousin of the famous Egyptian papyrus plant. Like papyrus, the Dwarf Umbrella Palm grows in clumps in wet and boggy areas, although it will thrive in drier situations as well. This variety of the Umbrella Palm only grows about 2 feet tall. As with all the Cyperus plants, it is viviparous and will grow new plants from the junction of the leaf and stem.
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Dwarf Umbrella Palm
|Plant Type||Bog Plant|
|Hardiness Zones||7 To 11|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Sun|
|Plant Size||Vertical Up To 24"|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Dwarf Umbrella Palm will arrive in a 2" Pot (roots with some foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Plant directly into pond and water garden planting shelves or you fill individual planting containers loosely with aquatic planting media, placing the appropriate fertilizer tablets into the bottom half of the planting media and covering them over, then filling planting media 2/3 to the top. Place the plant in the center of the pot with the roots spread out over the planting media, and then continuing to cover the roots with planting media. The crown of the plant, which is the connection between the roots and stems, can usually be about 1" below the surface of the planting media for best results. Avoid using bagged potting mix and other lightweight soils because they will float and continually cloud pond water.
Regular fertilization of your Dwarf Umbrella Palm will keep it growing well all season long. CrystalClear® Thrive™ Aquatic Plant Fertilizer or TetraPond® LilyGro™ Aquatic Plant Food or Laguna Plant Grow Fertilizer Spikes can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, following all manufacturers' recommendation for fertilizer application rates.
For best results, trim or prune as stems begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
All stems will begin to die off as winter arrives. In zones 7 and higher, cut back to 2-3" above the water. It will begin growing again come spring. For zone 6 and lower, treat as an annual. Remove from the pond after the first frost and discard. Or move the Dwarf Umbrella Palm to the house but remember to keep it wet.