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Cyperus helferi Boeckeler

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Cyperus helferi

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Natasha Khardina
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Geographical region
Eastern Asia
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Water body name
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name
Type locality
Conservation status/IUCN Red List
Listed in CITES

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
Water flow/curent

Chemical parameters

Dissolved Oxygen


Plant form
Plant type
Plant size
Plant growth rate
Plant light demand
Aquarium equipment

This kind of Cyperus it is not very difficult to cultivate in ours home aquarium, since it survives a long period of adaptation well. It grows better under a lot of light (0,5 – 1 watt per liter).

Plant care

It is not necessary to fertilize with CO2, however, adding CO2 with a diffuser will significantly improve its growth. This plant likes rather cold tropical water, which should not exceed a temperature of 26 ° for optimal growth.

Water care

A good supply of nitrates, phosphates, potassium and micronutrients improves growth and promotes a healthy appearance.