King Tut Papyrus
Category: Pond Plants
If King Tut Papyrus is watered abundantly and regularly, it would grow up to 36’ to 48’ spreading a spectacular view. This is a dramatic plant and looks best when portrayed in big, simple containers. It can be set alone in a pot or can be fixed in the middle of a group of other plants to add height.
King Tut is mainly used as a centerpiece. Any bright color flowering or non-flowering plant along with a King Tut in the middle looks like a thriller.
Greenish flower spikelets (up to 1’)
Heat tolerance (frequent watering is needed)
It’s a water plant, but botanically it’s a grass.
Growth pattern: Annual
Height : 48-72 inches
Foliage color and shade: Green
Growth habit: Upright
Designing role: upright
The King Tut Papyrus can be used in a container aside the door, as grass in gardening and as décor in landscape designing, centerpiece being its most common use.
King Tut Papyrus is mostly planted in the spring. It grows rapidly and attains its biological height within a month. It doesn’t survive in the winter due to the low temperature. Being a water plant, its body contains water vesicles which collapse in freezing temperatures. People having a King Tut landscape replant it in the spring.
As the plant demands lots of water, it is usually cultured and planted aside water bodies. Sometimes the pots where its roots are grafted is kept submerged in the water, but care is given to the crown of the plant to stay above water level.
If a gardener is appointed to take care of the regular water supply there is no need to plant the King Tut Papyrus near a water body. The ultimate requirement is to keep the root mass wet.
One the king tut is rooted to the new soil; it can survive extreme dry conditions.