Lemon Cyperus (Cyperus alternifolius):
- Description: Lemon Cyperus, also known as Umbrella Plant or Umbrella Palm, is a tropical perennial with slender, upright stems topped with clusters of umbrella-like leaves. It adds a touch of exotic flair to indoor or outdoor spaces.
- Planting: Lemon Cyperus thrives in moist, well-draining soil and partial shade to full sun. Plant it in containers or directly in the ground in areas with consistently moist soil. Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.
- Watering: Lemon Cyperus requires regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist. Water thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Provide extra humidity by misting the foliage regularly, especially in dry indoor environments.
- Maintenance: Trim any yellowing or dead foliage as needed to maintain the plant’s appearance. Lemon Cyperus is relatively pest-resistant but may occasionally attract pests like spider mites or aphids, which can be treated with insecticidal soap if detected.