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  • Cyperus helferi in a pot
  • close up of Cyperus helferi leaves
  • Cyperus helferi submersed in aquarium
  • Cyperus helferi submersed in aquarium behind driftwood
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Tropica

Cyperus helferi

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Cyperus-species are widespread all over the tropics, but only a few of them are good underwater plants. Cyperus helferi from Thailand is the first Cyperus-species used in aquariums, 20-35 cm tall and a roset from 15-25 cm wide. It requires a relatively large amount of light, and CO2 addition is recommended to promote growth. In aquariums with good water flow the plant sways beautifully in the current.

Type

Rosulate

Origin

Asia

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate

Slow

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height

20 - 30+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand

Medium

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2

Medium

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.