Plant Care Umbrella Papyrus

Umbrella Papyrus

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Umbrella Papyrus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Umbrella Papyrus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Umbrella Sedge and Umbrella Palm


Cyperus alternifolius

How to care for Umbrella Papyrus


How often to water your Umbrella Papyrus

Water needs for Umbrella Papyrus
0.5 cups
every 9

Umbrella Papyrus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Umbrella Papyrus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Umbrella Papyrus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Umbrella Papyrus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Umbrella Papyrus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Umbrella Papyrus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Umbrella Papyrus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Umbrella Papyrus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Umbrella Papyrus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Umbrella Papyrus

Umbrella Papyrus

Umbrella Papyrus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Umbrella Papyrus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Umbrella Papyrus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Umbrella Papyrus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Umbrella Papyrus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Bottom leave keep falling off but tops keep growing

Browns easily Browns easily

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