Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius) spp
Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius) spp is a delightful pond plant that brings a touch of the tropics to your water garden! This is a tropical plant with grass-like foliage and grassy umbrellas above the foliage. Umbrella Palm grows best in containers of loam soil and placed in the pond with an inch or two of water above the soil in the container. Umbrella Palm be planted in ornamental containers using loam soil and placed on your balcony, deck or patio. Umbrella Palms add vertical interest and make an excellent backdrop for shorter varieties like waterlilies and dwarf water cannas.
Height Grows 2 - 4 feet tall
Width 1 - 2 feet wide
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil to an inch or two of water above the roots
Zone Hardy to zone 7, may be overwintered in a sunny window in the north
Plant your Umbrella Palm in a wide container using loam soil. Place the container in the pond with an inch or two of water above the soil in full sun to part shade. Umbrella palm is not winter hardy in the north and may be overwintered in a sunny window. Umbrella Palm may fill its container quickly. You can divide your Umbrella Palm by removing it from the container and cutting the root ball in half. Replant each half of the root ball in separate containers. If the root ball fills the container quickly, simply trim the root ball back and replant in the original container.