Bringing in My Cyperus Papyrus Plant Indoors for the Winter

Diane DeFelice added on August 30, 2017 | Answered

I have 2 cyperus papyrus plants out doors since the spring. I would like to bring them in the house for the winter my zone is 8a and I'm afraid they wont winter over. Any ideas how to do this successfully?? Im worried about shocking the plant and bugs-- thanks!

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Answered on September 1, 2017

Bring your container-grown papyrus plant indoors for the winter if temperatures dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If the papyrus gets full sun, it continues to grow through winter. The ideal indoor temperature ranges between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. A garage, shed or unheated room may provide the necessary temperature.

Supply artificial light if you can't give an indoor papyrus plant enough sun during the winter. Without enough light, papyrus stalks flop over.

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