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Umbrella Plant Common Name: Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Palm

Botanical Name: Cyperus alternifolius (Cyperaceae Family)

Description: 2 to 4 feet long fibrous, green stem bearing a crown of bright-green, grasslike leaves. The leaf blades are 4 to 6 inches in length and about one-quarter to half an inch wide.

Seasonal Availability: Year-round

Vase Life: 12 - 16 days

Purchasing Hints:
Leaves should be free of damage and have a shiny appearance. Some small flowers at the center of crown can be seen during some seasons.

Care and Handling: Remove bundle ties, then slant cut one inch from stems base. Place stems in tepid 2" - 3" deep water. Use a container which is tall enough to help prevent the stems from breakage.

Design Tips: Special order longer lengths for entertainment decorating. Great to use in theme floristry. Razor the crowns leaves into attractive angles or shapes. Slice into the stem (but do not sever) to create angles or geometric shapes with this foliage.
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Where to find Umbrella Plant:


Albin Hagstrom & Son, Inc.
Alpha Fern Company
Charles S. Murphy Fernery, Inc.
Custom Cut Foliage
Evergreen Ferneries
Fancy Foliage, Inc.
Florida Fern & Greens
Flowertree Nursery, Inc.
Freeman Greenlund Ferneries
Gator Greens Co.
Greens Direct
H & H Greens
Heritage Fine Foliage

Lake George Ferns, Inc.
Lemuel Herring Ferneries
Pridgeon Ferneries, Inc.
Raiford G. Hagstrom
Richard Hagstrom Ferneries
Robert F. Greenlund Ferneries
Robert Stone Ferneries
Ronald Jones Ferneries
Rusty Harper Ferneries
Underhill Ferneries
Victor A. Powell Ferneries
W.F.R., Inc.
Warner Ferneries

Go to the Florida Fern Growers Association Membership Directory


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Florida Fern Growers Association
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, CHARLES H. BRONSON, Commissioner