Cyperus helferi

Cyperus helferi (family Cyperaceae). This is a small species of Cyperus used for aquariums but also grown as a pond plant like the taller species. This is a fairly easy growing plant that propagates easily from seed if grown emersed. This plant needs good light and a clay substrate, CO2 will also help this plant to do well. In shallow aquariums it flowers through the surface in the winter months.