Common Name: Papyrus, Umbrella Tree
Scientific Name: Cyperus papyrus
Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
Papyrus is an easy-to-grow water plant with key features that make it a show stopper. Papyrus plants are hardy plants with grassy foliage that spreads out like an umbrella atop triangular stems. For this reason, papyrus plants are also commonly known as umbrella plants. Papyrus is considered an aquatic plant because it naturally grows in shallow water or wet soil.