Green Thumb Sunday: Water Seeker
Nearly two years ago, my brother gave us a few clippings of his papyrus plant. He grows it in a pot that he places outside in his water lily pond during the summer. During the blustery Zone 6 winters, he brings it back inside.
Our papyrus -- or umbrella plant, as it's also called -- eked out its living in our dimly lit apartment for two years. Now it loves its newfound home in the bright sun of our backyard. This is how it looked in the early morning light after a recent night of heavy rain. Fresh. Alive. Much more content for a plant that originates from the wetlands.
The stems of this plant grow to about two or three feet tall and then bend over to find water in which to root. We have our potted papyrus inside now and are trying to get a few more young plants started from cuttings.