I have a papyrus plant that I planned to place near a freshwater lagoon overflow perimeter. It is deemed 'wetland' but there is hardly ever visible water in it, but it is moist. In coastal SC. , should I divide the plant now and put it in the ground or should I divide it into pots and bring it inside for the winter and plant in the ground in spring?
You should still be ok where you are replanting into the ground. The plant needs a few weeks to settle in before it can handle cold weather and if you are not expecting (below 45F) cold weather for at least the next few weeks, you should be fine.
If you think that it may get cold in the next few weeks, I would bring them indoors and plant out in the spring.
Soil composition for growing papyrus plants.
These plants are tolerant of various soil types as long as it remains moist. This article will help with growing papyrus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/papyrus/papyrus-plants.htm
Why do stems of my papyrus grass break?
This generally indicates that it is not getting enough light, but can also indicate that it does not have enough nutrients. If you can get them more light, that would be best, but you can also try a fertilizer to see if that helps.
I have a small Egyptian Papyrus that used to create umbels. It is currently in a 1 gal. sized pot in another pot that is kept filled with water. The plant seems otherwise healthy but it doesn't flower anymore. It is brought in every year when the temperatures start to dip. Any suggestions?
High phosphorus fertilizer or bone meal should help with flowering.
Are you fertilizing? If not, use a well balanced plant food according to package directions.
I have a papyrus plant that I love that appears to have a fungal infection. I was wondering what I can do to get rid of the fungus. I would like to do whatever I can to save the plant but have never dealt with this before. Please help!
If you suspect a fungus, then a general fungicide applied to the plant should clear it up. If you can find it, I like neem oil, as it is organic and also treats pests.
How much room is needed for a papyrus and can the roots break down block walls or swimming pool walls?
These plants typically do not have very invasive root systems and are normally considered annuals in most areas anyway. I would, however, give them at least a couple feet of spacing away from walls or other structures. For more info on growing these plants, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/papyrus/papyrus-plants.htm
I seem to have a flowering papyrus, but the flower doesn't look as if it belongs to the papyrus. The stem is long and fleshy, and at the end of it there are orange flowers coming into bloom. I followed the stem down to the base of the plant in the pot. Could it be some sort of hybrid with god knows what? It appears to be a bulb but how it got there is anyone's guess. The papyrus came by bird mail. Thanks.
Do you have a picture of this flowering bulb? If so, send it in and we can help to identify it for you.