Lion’s Head Papyrus – Cyperus papyrus Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Papyrus, Lion's Head Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Weed Botanical Name: Cyperus papyrus, si-PAIR-us pa-PY-rus Decorative Life: 14-21 days. Availability: Year Round Storage Specifics: 36-41F, in water. Tidbits: Cyperus, from the Greek word for sedge. The specific epithet name “papyrus” means papery.