Celebrating 40 years of growing strong!

 Sabo's Woodside Nursery  

& Garden Center, Inc.

Monday - Saturday:  9 - 5:30

Sunday: Closed

Call 440-466-9523

7800 North Ridge Road E, Madison OH 44057
phone: 440-466-9523   

Care Tip: For easy care, place in the sun with its pot (with drainage holes) nested into a larger pot or deep tray WITHOUT drainage holes and  partially fill the outer pot with water. Your papyrus will thrive and all you will have to worry about is making sure that pot still has extra water.
Perfectly Papyrus
Papyrus is a unique water-loving plant that is native to Egypt, typically growing along the Nile River. They are grassy green plants that can grow up to 3-6' in our climate (Zone 5-6). They are considered a tropical here, can live in a pond or river but are only considered hardy in zones 8 and 9, which would include Southern Florida, Texas, and California in the United States
The modern word "paper" Is actually derived from the word Papyrus, due to the fact that this plant was used very widely in ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece as paper. It was however only grown in Egypt and shipped to other countries. The inside of the stem, or the pith, was cut thinly, laid out, then pressed together with great pressure. 

Though this is what the plant is known for, it had many other uses in ancient history. Some of these include furniture, baskets, rope, and even small boats. The plant was also eaten and the ash from burning it was thought to have various medicinal properties. 

Natural growing Papyrus can grow to be 10 feet tall!
Pictured above: Little Tut and Prince tut varieties of Papyrus that we carry! Stop in and get yours today!
Pictured below: Baby Tut, which grows more like a grass