Umbrella Grass – Potted Terrestrial
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Umbrella Grass – Potted Terrestrial Plants Imported from Singapore

Umbrella Grass (Cyperus alternifolius), a graceful and versatile plant that brings a touch of the exotic to your paludarium or terrestrial setup. With its umbrella-like foliage and arching stems, Umbrella Grass is an excellent choice for enthusiasts seeking a plant that thrives in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Elevate the aesthetics of your paludarium or terrestrial habitat with the distinctive charm of Umbrella Grass.

Care Guide: Umbrella Grass (Cyperus alternifolius) is a resilient and adaptable plant that can flourish in paludariums and terrestrial setups. Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal growth and vitality for your Umbrella Grass:

Paludarium Setup:

  • Substrate: Use a well-draining substrate suitable for both aquatic and terrestrial sections. A mix of coconut coir, sphagnum moss, and suitable aquatic substrate works well.
  • Lighting: Provide bright, indirect light for the terrestrial portion and appropriate aquatic lighting for the submerged section.
  • Watering: Keep the substrate in the terrestrial section consistently moist, and maintain appropriate humidity levels. In the aquatic section, ensure the water level is suitable for the plant’s roots.

Aquatic Section:

  • If Umbrella Grass is placed in the aquatic section, ensure that the roots are partially submerged.
  • Regular water changes and proper filtration are important for maintaining water quality.

Terrestrial Section:

  • Umbrella Grass prefers well-drained soil in the terrestrial section. Ensure water does not accumulate around the roots.
  • Misting the leaves in the terrestrial section will help maintain humidity.


  • Use a balanced liquid fertilizer suitable for both terrestrial and aquatic plants every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).


  • Maintain temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C) for the terrestrial section.
  • Ensure that the aquatic section’s water temperature is suitable for the inhabitants.


  • Trim any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain the overall health and appearance of the plant.
  • Umbrella Grass responds well to pruning to control its height and shape.


  • Umbrella Grass is suitable for a variety of amphibians and reptiles that appreciate a lush and humid environment.
  • Ensure that the plant is placed in areas where it won’t be disturbed by the inhabitants.

Note: Umbrella Grass is an excellent choice for providing vertical interest and a tropical ambiance to your paludarium or terrestrial setup.

Experience the distinctive charm of Umbrella Grass in your paludarium or terrestrial habitat. Order now to bring a touch of the exotic and elegant to your living environment. Whether you’re an experienced paludarium enthusiast or a beginner, Umbrella Grass will enhance the aesthetics of your habitat with its graceful presence.



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