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Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)
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Besides paper, the stems were also used for the construction of boats, roofing and rope during the times of ancient Egypt. Papyrus likes to stand in a layer of water as a container plant.

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2 days

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Minimum temperature:
10 degrees Celcius

The papyrus plant is best known for its use for scrolls in ancient Egypt. It originates from the Nile Delta. However, nowadays the plant is almost extinct in Egypt due to pollution. It is, however, still very common in the swamps of other African countries, including Sudan and Uganda. The stems of the plant are triangular and have an umbrella-like roof of fan-shaped leaves on their top. In addition to paper, the stems were also used for the construction of boats, roofing and rope.
The species can be kept as a container plant and has to stand in a layer of water. You can also regularly water the plant and provide it with a bright spot. During the summer, or in a subtropical climate, you can cultivate the species in a pond. 

Germination instructions:
Sow the thiny seeds on the surface of sowing mix and let them germinate at a bright spot at 25 degC. Keep the soil moist. 

Sowing time:
All year round


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Jonas M. - 11-06-2019 19:05

Ik had net een heel andere ervaring met het kiemen dan wat ik hier en op verschillende websites lees: De 1ste en 2de dag was bijna al het zaad aan het kiemen in mijn verwarmde kweekserre!

(Direct onder de groeilamp en véél water)

E. Zanetti - 18-12-2018 14:25

Voor de zomer besteld, maar helaas niets uitgekomen. Vrees dat het ook niets meer gaat worden.

Hannes - 16-04-2016 17:43

Gezaaid op stekgrond met constante verwarming van 25 graden in een gesloten vensterbank broeikastje. Ongeveer 4 weken gewacht op kiemen van de zaden waarna er eentje uitkwam, Tot nu toe groeit deze goed verder maar ik had gehoopt dat er toch meer zaden waren uitgekomen.

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