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Cyperus alternifolius

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Cyperus alternifolius

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 819

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cyperus alternifolius is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: BROWN-YELLOW glumes
Fruit: BROWN achene (4-5 weeks at 15deg.C.)
Foliage: bracts 6-10mm wide..popular house pot-plant
Height, in meters: 0.5
Height, in feet: 1.65
Cyperus alternifolius seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Common names for Cyperus alternifolius:

Umbrella Grass,  Umbrella Palm,  Umbrella Plant,  Zyperngras, 

Cyperus alternifolius is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

19:   Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
56:   Aquatic and Semi aquatic Plant Seeds
63:   Madagascan Native and Introduced Plants
135:   Mauritian Native Plant Seed List
166:   Rushes and Sedges, Cyperus etc.
For complete Gramineae list see list 408
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
342:  Cyperaceae

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Germination guide for Cyperus alternifolius

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Cyperus alternifolius seeds will usually germinate in 25-30 days.
Sow Cyperus alternifolius seeds about 1mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Keep the compost slighty moist.

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