Cyperus helferi is one of the few plants in its genus that can adapt to submersed life. It is a highly desirable plant that has become easy to obtain online and through trade with other hobbyists.
Cyperus helferi is not all that difficult to grow once it has undergone its lengthy acclimatization period. CO2 is not necessary, but it is beneficial and will produce more rapid growth. The water temperature should be on the cooler side, and this plant also enjoys a moderate water current in the aquarium.
This plant is best used as a focal point in the midground or as a background accent.
Light Needed: Medium
Plant Structure: Rosette
Size: Height: 15-50cm
Growth Rate: Slow
Can Be Grown Emersed: Yes