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Wanted FRESH Papyrus seed or young pant/cutting

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Coolsox, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Coolsox

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    I desperately want this pant. I have tried seed on several occasions from different sources but just cannot get It to germinate. C anyone help me out?

    I'm happy to pay cash, or I have on or two items to trade ( nothing too exotic! )
     
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    Coolsox , I`ve got 4 variety but so far no sign of life yet except for the nut grass ,
    overall , they are on sale at my local in mid May .....
     
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    I grew from seed (from Jungle Seeds) this year successfully.

    I gave the seed tray some bottom heat, and I believe the seedlings need high humidity after germinating, so keep the propagator cover on, or cover the seed tray/container with a plastic bag, and leave them in that enclosed environment for a week or so after germination - don't let them cook in direct sun though! Then open the lid/bag a little to allow them to adapt to normal conditions, should be ready to prick out after another couple of weeks.
     
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      Russian seeds on ebay have some but I'm suspicious as they say the plants grow to about 2 foot, whereas Cyperus papyriferus should be up to 6 foot tall. What would be the point in having it if it was just a little titchy thing?
      However, after what Kristen says, I'm not sure if I could make it look like a sultry stretch of Nile bank even if I had the correct seeds.
       
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      I think the 2 foot variety is the nut grass , wich is actually hardy in uk and infesting my garden
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      Madahhlia , I got the Cyperus papyriferus , it could grow up to 5 feet in Uk , but still all depend on a good summer , mine at the moment are not start to move yet ....

      got a strange variety from new zealand , but just a seedling


      Cyperus insularis

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      Cyperus Rotundus (edible papyrus) and frost hardy , invasive in uk

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      cyperus papyrus

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      cyperus altifolia

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      plus planted some other variety as well
       
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      Cyperus papyrus has grown to 5' or so for me in the past. Never managed to keep it through the second winter though. I have read, and will try next Winter, growing them in mesh-baskets (same as pond planters) and standing in a tray of water, in the frost-free conservatory.

      Cyperus alternifolius may be easier to germinate / grow? but I don't think its anything like as showy as Cyperus papyrus so I ain't growing it :)

      Sal: You are on your own with all the mad varieties!
       
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      Kristen I call them the free variety :snork: ,

      I did an overwintering thread back in September but no help with it ....finger cross
      that mine are still alive .

      ps forgot to have the dwarf cyperus as well

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      You grow them and give us all some? That works for me :heehee:
       
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      which of these papyrus was used by ancient Egyptians to make paper?
       
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      Cyperus papyrus :)
       
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      I agree, I've grown C alternifolius in the past but fancy a go at the big one! Perhaps I should bit the bullet and just get some seeds from a reputable source. Sal, where did you get your seeds from?
       
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      I got my seeds from Jungle Seeds. I have also bought plants in the past from Amulree
       
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      Madahhalia , We are already in May , i would suggest to buy a nice big plant for the simple sake that even if will not have a warm summer the plant will grow up and will have more chance will survive the winter ....
      they are available in mid May ......
       
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      I germinated these seeds easily by putting them on wet kitchen towel and enclosing them in a screw top coffee jar. they germinated within a week, keep in good light but not direct sun!!
      Here is the one I grew :)

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