The Papyrus should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. Let's position the plants where they can enjoy a good source of light,yet avoiding direct sunshine, which could cause antiaesthetic burnings on the foliage.The Papyrus can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.
These plants have an erect, columnar development. The Papyrus Is medium in size; in spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a green colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Papyrus has a shrub- like development.
During this period of the year it's good to fertilize our plants every 15-20 days; letís choose a specific fertilizer, for house plants, flowering or green ones, to add to the water used to irrigate. We should prefer fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour flowering and the development of new vegetation.
These plants need a completely damp soil, therefore we should water frequently, every 0-1 weeks with 3-4 glasses of water , avoiding water stagnations. Let's remember to empty the plant saucers after watering, to avoid that stagnant water could damage the roots.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Letís place these apartment plants in containers filled with scarcely drained soil, which maintains humidity for long. Every 2-3 years letís repot the plants with new soil.
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.