Zones: 9 to
Size: To 5' tall
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade
No basal leaves. Each stem has a spiral of dark green bracts which are like leaves and up to 12" long and 5/8" wide.
'Gracilis' - to 18" tall
'Variegatus' - creamy white variegation, may revert, to 2' tall, part to full shade
Native to Madegascar, Tropical Africa and South Africa.
Published in Mant. Pl. 1: 28 in 1767.
Tropicos shows it as a synonym of Cyperus involucratus Rottb.