Care Of Papyrus Plant – Growing Papyrus In The Garden
Papyrus was one of the most important plants in ancient civilized Egypt. Papyrus plants were used as paper, woven goods, food and fragrance. Papyrus grass is in a genus of over 600 different plants from around the world. The plant is considered a sedge and favors moist, warm environments. You can grow papyrus from seed or division. In most zones, papyrus is an annual or half-hardy perennial. This fast growing plant would be an excellent addition to a water garden or naturalized bog area.
What is Papyrus?
There are numerous names for papyrus grass. What is papyrus? It is a plant in the genus Cyperus, which has native to Madagascar. Umbrella plant or bulrush are other names for the plant. Papyrus plant is suitable for USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 10 and requires a full sun location, in shallow water or riparian areas.
How to Grow Papyrus
The plant is called umbrella plant because it has a grass-like habit with sprays of foliage at the top of the stems. These sprays of foliage radiate out like the spokes in an umbrella. Papyrus can grow up to 10 feet tall from rhizomes. The stems are rigid and triangular and have white pith inside. The pith is the source of papyrus paper. Papyrus has no frost tolerance and should be moved indoors for the winter.
Papyrus grass is easy to grow. It prefers full sun but can also be raised in partial shade. Papyrus is usually planted by rhizomes in moist, fertile soil in pots and then submerged in an aquatic environment. It can also be planted directly into 3 feet of muddy substrate to hold the heavy stems upright.
The plant needs to be kept moist, if not submerged. Papyrus seeds do not readily germinate and can take a month or more to sprout. Even in their native conditions, the plant does not easily spread by seed. Papyrus need little extra care to thrive provided it is kept moist. Mulching in zone 8 can help protect the tender roots but the foliage will likely die back in winter.
Pruning is not necessary except to remove errant or broken stems. You can give it a balanced fertilizer in spring to support the growth of the huge stems.
Papyrus grass has no damaging pests or diseases except rust fungus, which will discolor the stems and foliage. In the correct zones with light and moist conditions, care of papyrus plant is easy for even a novice gardener.
Propagation of Papyrus Plant
You can grow and share your papyrus plant through division in spring. Wait until the danger of frost has passed and un-pot or dig up the plant. Cut apart the papyrus rhizomes into groups of two or three. Re-pot the new plants and grow them as usual.
Papyrus, writing material of ancient times and also the plant from which it was derived, Cyperus papyrus (family Cyperaceae), also called paper plant. The papyrus plant was long cultivated in the Nile delta region in Egypt and was collected for its stalk or stem, whose central pith was cut into thin strips, pressed together, and dried to form a smooth thin writing surface.
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Papyrus is a grasslike aquatic plant that has woody, bluntly triangular stems and grows up to 4.6 m (about 15 feet) high in quietly flowing water up to 90 cm (3 feet) deep. The triangular stem can grow to a width of as much as 6 cm. The papyrus plant is now often used as a pool ornamental in warm areas or in conservatories. The dwarf papyrus (C. isocladus, also given as C. papyrus ‘Nanus’), up to 60 cm tall, is sometimes potted and grown indoors.
The ancient Egyptians used the stem of the papyrus plant to make sails, cloth, mats, cords, and, above all, paper. Paper made from papyrus was the chief writing material in ancient Egypt, was adopted by the Greeks, and was used extensively in the Roman Empire. It was used not only for the production of books (in roll or scroll form) but also for correspondence and legal documents. Pliny the Elder gave an account of the manufacture of paper from papyrus. The fibrous layers within the stem of the plant were removed, and a number of these longitudinal strips were placed side by side and then crossed at right angles with another set of strips. The two layers formed a sheet, which was then dampened and pressed. Upon drying, the gluelike sap of the plant acted as an adhesive and cemented the layers together. The sheet was finally hammered and dried in the sun. The paper thus formed was pure white in colour and, if well made, was free of spots, stains, or other defects. A number of these sheets were then joined together with paste to form a roll, with usually not more than 20 sheets to a roll.
Papyrus was cultivated and used for writing material by the Arabs of Egypt down to the time when the growing manufacture of paper from other plant fibres in the 8th and 9th centuries ce rendered papyrus unnecessary. By the 3rd century ce, papyrus had already begun to be replaced in Europe by the less-expensive vellum, or parchment, but the use of papyrus for books and documents persisted sporadically until about the 12th century.
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Ancient Egypt for KidsThe Many Usesof Papyrus
Papyrus was a weed that grew wildly along the banks of the Nile River. It grew about 10 feet high. It was used to make everything!
They even tried to make boats out of papyrus, but that did not work very well. Papyrus absorbs water. Boats made of papyrus would become waterlogged and sink.
Using papyrus to make boats might not have worked, but making paper out of papyrus worked very well. The ancient Egyptians soaked papyrus to soften it, and then mashed it. They pushed the mashed papyrus together into sheets, and let the sheets dry. Then they cut the dried papyrus sheets into strips. They piled several strips on top of each other to make a thick paper. They beat the stack with a hammer to mash the strips together. Then, they placed a weight on top of each stack. That made the paper thin and sturdy. The final step was to dry to stack. That’s how they made paper.
The ancient Egyptians used papyrus to make books. But they were not books like our. Ancient Egyptian books were made from long strips of papyrus paper. The end of a strip was pasted to another strip, to form a long and thin continuous writing surface. Someone one end, and sometimes both ends were fastened to a stick of wood, or if you were very rich, a thin stick of ivory. Most papyrus books were only a few feet long. But some were very long, over 150 feet long!
But still, it was paper made of papyrus. That meant that even thought it had been beaten to a pulp, twice, and dried, twice, it would still absorb water. To make sure what they wrote down was protected, the ancient Egyptians only wrote on one side of a sheet (thin strip) of paper. When the paper was full of writing, they rolled the paper into a cylinder with the writing inside, and left a hole down the middle. That way, if the paper picked up any moisture, it could dry more easily.
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How to Grow Cyperus Egyptian Papyrus King Tut
Cyperus Egyptian King Tut has been one of the most interesting plants for pots , landscapes and water ponds. Not a grass at all but grass like in appearance.
King Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass. King Tut is also known as Giant Umbrella Plant, Egyptian Grass, and Cyperus papyrus.
It is a very fast grower and will quickly grow to impressive size, hence the name King
Large heads of pendulous leaves; greenish flower spikelets can measure 1′ across
• Best Seller
• Deadheading Not Necessary
• Foliage Interest
• Heat Tolerant
• Landscape Plant
• Low Maintenance
• Water Plant
So How to grow the King Tut Grass ?
Grows 48-72 inches tall, has a upright habit.
Grow as a annual except for Zones 10-11 , and is hardy to 35 degrees.
Cyperus Egyptian King Tut likes a sun to part sun area, and normal to wet conditions.
Use as a Thriller in a pot , either in the middle or to the back of the pot . Makes a great centerpiece and will definitely make a conversation piece.
Especially loved the king tut grass near my pond area, also placed one in a pot , then submerged the pot in the water on the shelf in my pond .
This plant is a show stopper , grows fast and is uniquely different.
For the spring of 2010 I had the baby tut and really thought it was nice, for the year 2011 I will have the king tut if everything goes well..
In the spring of 2011 I did grow the umbrella Egyptian King tun grass . Seemed easy to care for in the greenhouse and was very easy to grow outdoors provided some good moisture.
Let me know what you think of this unique show stopper grass like king tut..
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Hey fellas! Welcome back to another theory! Super sorry this went out late. I had a hectic day today and it made it difficult that this theory is heavily math involved. Today’s theory is about Papyrus! If you want to see your favorite character in Undertale get a theory, I do have a fan theory voting going on now. You can vote for them here. But anyways, let’s dive right into it!
an lovable skeleton who wants to make lots of friends. He trains daily to join the royal guard and desires to capture a human to get in. But how is he as tall as you think? Or is he taller than you think? Let’s break it down.
So how are we supposed to find the height of a mythical skeleton character in the world of Undertale?
We have nothing to base it off of, do we? Not entirely true. There’s one thing that’s consistent throughout pretty much every video game in history,
the pixel. Every video game character is made up of tiny squares that are one color. Combine them in certain ways and you get fun lovable characters. The issue though, is that every video game has its own scale. Meaning that the size of a pixel in one game doesn’t equal a pixel in another.
So, what’s the scale for Undertale? Well we have to find something that’s generic and standardized.
A fridge for example. While they can differ in sizes, most are standardized between the heights of 67 and 70 inches. “Which fridge will you use though? There are several in the game.” An excellent point. I decided to use the true lab refrigerators.
as I have several examples of the same fridge to get a baseline.
“Hang on! These aren’t ordinary refrigerators! They’re lab fridges.” Too true. Which is why I factored that into my equations.
A lab fridge is slightly taller as they need to be able to provide more space for lab samples. They differ in height greatly but after taking several heights, I found the average to be roughy 73 inches per refrigerator. We’ll use that for our equation.
“But how does this help us find the height of Papyrus?” Excellent question. To do that we need to compare it’s height with something else.
Frisk is a prime example we can use as they travel everywhere in the game, and so can be used to compare their height against the height of other things.
The fridge has a height of 52 pixels. But we have to minus 10 as we’re getting a 3D view of the fridge bringing the height of the fridge to 42 pixels. Now simple division here will yield is the universal measurement of a pixel. One pixel is equal to 1.73804 inches. For the sake of sanity, we’ll round it to 1.75 inches.
Now Frisk is approx. 31 pixels tall, when lined up with the fridge. Some good old number crunching on the calculator later, puts them at a height of 4ft 6in (1.37 meters).
A good height for a child.
Next up we have to measure Sans. “Why? This is about Papyrus.” Not to worry. I’m getting to that. Now Sans is almost exactly the same height of Frisk.
He’s actually two pixels shorter which gives him a height of 29 pixels or 4ft 3 in (1.29 meters)
So why was Sans so important? Because Sans is EXACTLY 12 pixels shorter than Papyrus.
This allows simple math to give a height of 42 pixels. One calculation later, and we finally reveal the height of Papyrus.
Papyrus is a whopping 6ft 1in (1.85 meters) tall.
So now we know Papyrus’s height. He’s pretty tall for a skeleton.
He would tower over most people. But since we know the universal pixel measurement, I wonder how tall everyone else is…..
Thanks again for tuning in fellas! Again, really sorry this went out late. I won’t be online tomorrow but I’ll be back on Monday as always. Be sure to vote for the character you want a theory about in the link above if you want a theory about them. As always, stay swickety awesome friends! 😀 Until next time, I’ll see y’all later!
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I hate to submit this as text, so feel free to throw this under a readmore if you feel like this is going on forever. Also please excuse my shitty handwriting, I haven’t done something like this in for ages.
Alright, so I was thinking the infamous height question. How tall are monsters? How tall is Frisk? Well, I did a little research. Apparently the average bedroom door is 80 inches high. So I was thinking, who has a bedroom door?
Sans and Papyrus, that’s who. In a seemingly ordinary house, no less. So, I did some number crunching.
Fair warning, I only did this with Sans and Papyrus. I still have yet to test this on the other sprites and see if it adds up completely, so this is just a theory for now.
Here is my homework:
Ignore the check mark for now. I did three variants of the numbers, one with the full 44 pixel door, one with two pixels removed to allow spacing between the door and frame, and then I went Toby on my own ass and realized that if they were standing at the door, then I’d have to add in a pixel for them standing on the floor, meaning that the the bottom spacing between the door and the floor is included.
The end equation looks like this (keep BEDMAS/PEDMAS and algebra in mind with my equations!):
Legend: I = inch, P = pixels, O = outcome, H = height
I/P = O
P/O = H
H is height in real-world inches for this equation! Convert to feet and voila! You get a pretty believable number.
So an example of this equation is:
I/P = O
80/43 = 1.86
P/O = H
SANS: 29*1.86 = 53.94
PAP: 42*1.86 = 78.12
Now, I was wondering if there was any connection with the battle sprites. It turns out, there is. Here’s that bit of homework:
I went through, and tried to see if I could count the number of pixels there are for an inch by reversing my initial equation. The common denominator was the 43px door theory/equation, so I decided to measure out what a foot would be in in-game pixels.
Here’s an example:
Same legend applies here, except solve for O:
P(O) = H
SANS: 69(O) = 53.94
69/54.94 = 1.27
PAP: 105(O) = 78.12
105/78.12 = 1.34
Now onto the equation. I wanted to measure out what the height would be with what I had, so 80 inches for a door. The door pixel height is a variable that can change (from between 42px to 44px), so toss in a number for P. 43 seems to be the most conclusive number, with the most similar results via a common denominator throughout.
So with this in in mind (especially as a theory until it is tested further) I can try to give a pixel variant to a foot!
The equation goes as follows:
1.86 = O
12 = I
Solve for P
I/P = O… Let’s re-work this equation! I/O = P
12/1.86 = 6.5
Or, you can rework it with algebra rules:
I/P = O
12/P = 1.86
12*1.86 = …22.32??
That’s not right, seeing as how if you reverse the 6.5px per foot for Sans, you get this:
F = Pixels per foot
P/F = H
4.5 feet is 54 inches, which Sans is 53.94 , so this solidifies the 6.5px per foot theory.
P/F = H
42/6.5 = 6.46
6.5 feet is 6’6″ , which also shows that a foot is 6.5 pixels.
This can also work for FIGHT spacing too! O just becomes 1.3.
I/O = P
12/1.3 = 9.23
So, for every 9.2 pixels in a FIGHT, it’s a foot! (I hope this helps your Sans battle theory stuff with sin waves, also remember TAU when doing sin waves here’s why ok I’ll stop rambling now)
Now, I’m a nerd so how can I make my own battle sprite and over world sprite relative to the game sprites?
I had free space sue me i wanted to doodle comforting sans is best sans <3
So, now we’re solving for P once again. Height and pixels per inch (O) are already solved. I’m 5’7″, so that translates to 67. Here’s the equation for FIGHT sprite (and steps):
H*O = P
67*1.3 = 87
Now, for overworld sprite, since we’re reversing the inches and pixels, our equation from earlier is going to be reused, except we’re now solving for P, not O. O is solved. Here’s what it looks like:
I/O = P
67/1.86 = 36
Basically, replace 67 inches with your height in inches and viola, you now have a base on how many more pixels you are taller then Sans. It’s basically reversing the equations and buncha match probabilities.
So, basically I solved some height issues in my own head at least. Not gunna stop me from drawing Bara!Sans but y’know… Fantasies and all that.
I haven’t slept in two days, and this is partially way. At least the math adds up, even if my explanations don’t. Which I’m sorry to drag you through, I know I’m not the best with words haha.
Thanks for being such an awesome blog! I hopes this helps you on future endevours!
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It’s more so that Gaster is particularly tall than Papyrus is short, but Papyrus isn’t actually that tall to begin with if you go off their sprite sizes. :O
Sans and the kid are the same height, give or take one pixel, and Alphys is actually taller than Sans if you count her headspikes (she’d also possibly be taller if she’d stop slouching). And Muffet is taller than all three of them! In fact, Napstablook and Muffet are the same height, so even Napstablook is taller than Sans.
Papyrus meanwhile is about one head taller than Sans, which means he’s actually only one head taller than the kid!
Undyne is then solidly five pixels taller than Papyrus, not counting her ponytail.
Mettaton EX is three pixels taller than Undyne, and if you don’t count a bit of poof from his hair, he and Toriel are the same height. Papyrus comes up to Toriel’s eyes but he’s a little too short here woops.
Which brings us to the tallest character, Asgore! He’s about five pixels taller than Toriel, not counting his horns or crown. Papyrus comes up to about his nose, actually, but admittedly I make Asgore enormous just because I like doing it, haha. GIANT GOAT DAD
Anyway when I do height differences I always tend to default to heads for some reason, so in handplates Gaster (with a normal head here for clarity) is a head taller than Papyrus, who’s a head taller than Sans. This would make Gaster taller than Asgore though, which would be too much, woop. He’d come up to Asgore’s eyes at the most. Maybe Gaster’s just tall for no reason and is Toriel’s height, or Sans and Papyrus may just be shorter than normal while in the lab since they’re a little young or aren’t eating enough. WHICH WAS THE ACTUAL POINT OF YOUR QUESTION I’M SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO GET TO IT i just wanted to draw some height comparisons honestly