These days, I am trying to cover my balcony so that the metal protection does not show. It is not something simple considering that it is a very large balcony, about ten meters long and almost three wide.
Covering a balcony of this size with plants is not an easy task and that is why I have chosen to think about them fast growing plants who give away a good number of sticks. Not only do they easily cover spaces but they are also very decorative and beautiful, especially when they contrast with other species.
The generous Papyrus of Egypt
One of the decorative plants to take into account in these cases is the Papyrus from egypt, one of the many varieties of papyrus that exist. It is an interesting-looking plant that stands tall and stands out for its long rods that end in small green spots.
The Egyptian Papyrus is a plant that belongs to the family Cyperaceae or Ciperácea And, as its name describes, it is native to the Nile Basin, growing from tropical Africa to Egypt.
An advantage is that in addition to being striking and exotic it is a fast growing plant and that is why it is highly regarded by designers and landscapers as it is one of those species that are reliable and great allies when it comes to adding green.
It is very common for it to be used outdoors although it is also common for it to rest next to ponds or water bodies. It can even stay in pots indoors given its adaptability.
Uses and difficulties
The Egyptian Papyrus stands out for its small and basal leaves as well as for its flowers, which coexist in a group.
Although it is a plant with many virtues, it is necessary to be aware of its growth since it can become invasive if it is not controlled regularly.
As for its care, it is a plant that requires full sun or semi-shady conditions. If instead you want to have them in pots indoors, try to place them near a window. In addition, it needs abundant watering to conserve moisture and a monthly compost. The land must be rich, combining the soil with sand and peat.
El Papyrus from egypt copes well with temperatures above 10 degrees Celsius. In case of lower temperatures, it is recommended to protect the plants.