Umbrella sedge : An easy Indoor plant that can't be killed by over watering

Umbrella sedge : Plant with blessing to survive with over water or drought conditions

The Umbrella plant is a type of sedge, closely related to and similar in appearance to the grasses.

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The Umbrella element of its various names comes from the leaflets that grow on top of the tall stems which look like the spokes of an Umbrella, giving an overall attractive and novel appearance.

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Umbrella plant is a fascinating and beautiful plant which is easy to grow under wet or dry both conditions.

This houseplant is very unique and its the only plant which can not be killed by over watering.

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The beautifully symmetric green disks are held atop slender swaying stems that lend a tropical touch to fish ponds and gardens.

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Umbrella plant is inexpensive, easy to find, and easy to propagate and is much appreciated by water gardeners.

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Umbrella Grass is actually a very easy houseplant. It copes with a range of light and temperature levels, grows quickly and is easily propagated so if you become a fan it’s very easy to grow more plants or give them away as unusual presents.

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Medicinal use:

  • The tubers of Umbrella sedge are credited with astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, dessicant, cordial and stomachic properties.
  • A decoction of the tuber is used for washing hair, treating gonorrhea and syphilis.
  • It is also given in diarrhea and for general weakness.

Ornamental use:

  • Often cultivated as a garden ornamental, particularly in ponds and water features.

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Soil:

As with any kind of garden, success usually starts with the soil. Most vegetables do best in moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter (such as compost or peat moss).

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.