This plant flowers Cyeprus helferi is a grass-like a high growing plant. They are underwater plants. The cane is grown both submerged and emersed

Why we need the beginners to guide for Cyeprus helferi? This plant takes a long adaptation period. But they can be cultivated and maintained with proper conditions which are given in the beginner’s guide.

Cyeprus helferi Plant

Common NameThe common name of this aquarium plant is Cyeprus grass plant.
ColorThe plant has leaves that are green in color.
Habitat/OriginIts habitat is slow-flowing water or standing water. They are native to Southeast Asia – Thailand.
Average SizeThis plant can grow up to a height of 20-35 cm. The width is 15-25 cm.
Growth RateThis plant has slow growth rate. But with proper nutrient and Co2 injection, their growth rate can be increased.
PlacementThey can be placed both in the background and mid-ground of the tank. They can be planted in such a way that they can hide the aquarium equipment.
MaintenanceIn smaller tanks, the plant should be shortened regularly. In larger tanks shortening can be done as per the aquarists’ desire of growing the plant tall.
Planting MethodsThe plant is grown by sowing in the substrate to a height of 20-35 cm. Grouping of this plant need not be done as they are very often used for minimalistic decoration of the tank.
Ideal SetupThe ideal temperature for Cyeprus helferi plant to grow in the initial stages in the tank is 25-27 degrees C. The water should soft acidic in nature.
Care LevelThe care level of this plant is easy. The water flow must be kept low or moderate so that the leaves sway gracefully. High flow will damage the delicate plant.
SupplementsA sufficient amount of fertilizers along with an injection of Co2 is required for the spectacular growth of this plant. It also needs nitrate, potassium, microelements, and iron.
LightingCyeprus helferi plant requires medium to intense lighting. It needs 2-4 watts per gallon of water.
Water temperatureThe temperature of the water can be around 20-30 degree C. the pH can be 5.5-7.5.
PropogationThe propagation of this plant is easy. One is a natural way of propagating that is the parent plant develops small adventitious plants at the base. They can be carefully taken along with the root system and planted elsewhere. Another method of propagation is by trimming. The top of the plant is trimmed and planted upside down in the substrate to develop its root system.
Approx. CostThis plant costs approximately $6. In southeast Asia, they cost half of the price in the US
Common DiseasesThe plant is not susceptible to any major disease. the root system should be taken care of properly as it can rot if not placed properly.
What to look for when buyingThe plant should be in proper shape. The roots are delicate and the root system is small hence root rot should not have happened. Yellowing of leaf is a sign of unhealthy plant. Avoid such plants.
Related Specifiescyperus rotundus, cyperus haspan, cyperus papyrus

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